Edward Simon Trio - RTS Tour
While he may be considered as part of a new generation of "multilingual" musicians who have grown up studying classical, jazz and Latin-American music, Edward Simon is inventing a language that transcends any rigid genre. Upon arriving on the New York jazz scene in 1988, his reputation as a pensive, rhythmically astute, versatile player caught the ear of noted musicians Greg Osby, Jerry Gonzalez, Bobby Hutcherson, Herbie Mann, Kevin Eubanks and Paquito D’Rivera, all of who would later work with Simon.
Simon quickly discovered that if he wanted to use jazz as a medium of expression he needed to immerse himself in this tradition. Membership in Bobby Watson’s influential group Horizon (1989-94) and the Terence Blanchard Group (1994-2002) were instrumental to this end during his formative years. In 1993, Simon made his first (Beauty Within-Audioquest) of nine critically acclaimed recordings as a leader. Since then, he has kept busy writing for the various ensembles he has formed: Edward Simon Trio, Afinidad and Ensemble Venezuela, and documenting his unique voice as both pianist and composer.
Forming part of Simon's latest CD release tour Edward is joined here by renowned international Irish jazz musicians Michael Coady (bass) and Stephen Keogh (drums).
This tour is funded by the Improvised Music Company's 'Regional Touring Scheme' (RTS) awards and the Music Network Performance and Touring award