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Edward Simon

Edward Simon was born in the coastal town of Punta Cardón, Venezuela, where he grew up in a family of musicians. Settling in New York City in 1989, he played with numerous jazz masters, including Herbie Mann, Paquito D’Rivera, Bobby Hutcherson, Bobby Watson, Terence Blanchard, and Don Byron. He has produced ten critically acclaimed albums as a leader, including two of The New York Times top ten jazz records of the year: Edward Simon and Simplicitas. In July 2010, Simon was named a Guggenheim Fellow, and his latest trio CD with bassist John Patitucci and drummer Brian Blade, Live in New York at Jazz Standard, has recently been released.