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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Four pieces for Ensemble Venezuela
A suite of four pieces for mixed ensemble exploring four Venezuelan folk music genres: joropo, merengue, vals and gaita. As recorded on the album Venezuelan Suite.
“Venezuelan Suite is pianist Edward Simon's love letter to his homeland, but that's not all it is; it's the perfect confluence of Venezuelan ideals, jazz language and chamber-esque sophistication. In short, it's a masterpiece.” — Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz