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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 out now!

 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 out now!

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.

Latest Happenings

Latin American Songbook on NPR's All Things Considered

I'm really grateful to NPR for covering my newest record on All Things Considered. Listen to the complete interview here:

http://www.npr.org/2016/09/20/494709289/in-latin-american-songbook-edward-simon-rethinks-the-american-jazz-standard

House of Numbers world premiere

On September 9, Simon will premiere a large new work commissioned by Chamber Music America, House of Numbers performed by his all-star quartet Afinidad and the acclaimed chamber ensemble Imani Winds. The premiere performance is being presented by the Brubeck Institute and will take place at Faye Spanos Concert Hall, University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. The project will travel to Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo on September 11, and the Walton Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas on March…

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In the Fullnes of Time

Ted Panken writes about Edward Simon on the current issue of Jazziz. Click here to read more.

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