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Welcome to the official site of multi-award-winning Venezuelan pianist and composer Edward Simon. Simon is considered one of the strongest pianists 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. 


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Latin American Songbook

 The music of Latin America has long been some of the world’s most beloved, whether Brazilian bossa nova, Argentinean tango, Cuban bolero or irresistible songs from Chile, Puerto Rico and Venezuela. Pianist Edward Simon – a native of Venezuela who has made a name for himself over decades in America as a jazz pianist, bandleader and composer-arranger, along with being a Guggenheim Fellow and member of the hit SFJAZZ Collective – has created fresh, supple interpretations of melodies from all these countries for Latin American Songbook.

Latin American Songbook

The music of Latin America has long been some of the world’s most beloved, whether Brazilian bossa nova, Argentinean tango, Cuban bolero or irresistible songs from Chile, Puerto Rico and Venezuela. Pianist Edward Simon – a native of Venezuela who has made a name for himself over decades in America as a jazz pianist, bandleader and composer-arranger, along with being a Guggenheim Fellow and member of the hit SFJAZZ Collective – has created fresh, supple interpretations of melodies from all these countries for Latin American Songbook.

NEW PROJECT – Sorrows and Triumphs  

On April 20th a true vision of mine will become reality, a long-time project, Sorrows and Triumphs, will be officially release! This special recording showcases Afinidad, featuring alto saxophonist David Binney, bassist Scott Colley and drummer Brian Blade. It also includes special guests, vocalist Gretchen Parlato, guitarist Adam Rogers and award-winning chamber quintet Imani Winds, along with percussionists Rogerio Boccato and Luis Quintero.

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Steel House CD out now! 

Steel House releases thier long awaited debut album. The album, along with video and interviews is now avialable for Aritist Share Participants. don't miss this opportunity! Click on this link to learn more: http://artistshare.com/SteelHouse

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