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Edward Simon

Piano, Venezuela/USA

Born into a musical family Pianist Edward Simon grew up in the coastal town of Cardon, Venezuela. He moved to the United States in 1984 to study classical music and by the time he was in his late teens he was travelling the world as a sideman to prominent jazz and Latin musicians.

He was a student of concert pianist Susan Starr at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia and later attended the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied jazz piano with Harold Danko. While he explored classical piano, he was also gigging regularly. Edward has played and recorded with many well-known jazz and Latin musicians, including Herbie Mann, Paquito D'Rivera, Bobby Hutcherson, Jerry Gonzalez and the Fort Apache Band, and Manny Oquendo and Libre, Bobby Watson's influential group Horizon, and the Terence Blanchard Group. He now leads his own trio.

Edward Simon