Fifteen year old jazz pianist and vocalist, Hattie Simon, brings a delightfully pristine and innovative interpretation to standards from the Great American Songbook, contemporary jazz and alternative music of artists like Norah Jones, Regina Spektor and Ben Folds.
Singing and playing jazz since the age of twelve, Hattie now frequently performs at coffeehouses and live music venues throughout southern Maine and has appeared as a guest artist on the Maine-based television show 207 on WCSH. Hattie performs regularly as a solo artist and also collaborates from time to time with bassist Nicholas Thompson-Brown, who is featured on Hattie's new EP, La Vie En Jazz. Hattie's original indie song "Sleep On It" is also featured on the new EP.
Hattie's musical influences include jazz greats Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Kurt Elling, Diana Krall, Ella Fitzgerald, Abbey Lincoln, Bobby McFerrin and Jamie Cullum. She also finds inspiration in artists Rickie Lee Jones, Regina Spektor, Imogen Heap and Norah Jones.