Welcome to the official site of multi-award-winning Venezuelan pianist and composer Edward Simon. Simon is considered one of the strongest pianist on the jazz scene, part of a new generation of "multilingual" musicians who have grown up studying classical, jazz and Latin-American music and who has garnered a unique voice both as composer and instrumentalist. Edward is inventing a language that transcends any rigid genre.
Venezuelan Suite recording coming soon...
Edward Simon has gone to the studio with Ensemble Venezuela to record his CMA commissioned work Venezualn Suite. The recording is expected to come out in early 2014 on Sunnyside Redcords.
Edward Simon is Visiting Jazz Artist at WMU
Edward Simon is Visiting Jazz Artist at Western Michigan University. He will be offering masterclasses and coaching ensembles through the course of four visits during the school year. He will also address classes on composition, arranging and improvisation.