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All About Jazz user Michael Simon

Member since 2011.

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Netherlands

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Michael’s musical background goes back to Punta Cardón (his native town), in Venezuela in the 80s when he was only ten years old already jamming with his brothers. His musical studies cover a wide spectrum, first in Cuba where he went to the Ignacio Cervantes music school to study trumpet ... then the Rotterdam conservatory of music in Holland where he obtained his arranging and composition degree in 2002.

For the past ten years Michael travels all the world's festivals and stages as a side man trumpeter for Fra Fra Sound, Conexion Latina, Gerardo Rosales and Lucas van Merwijk & The Cubop City Big Band, as well as with his own formations: Crianzas, a multi-origin Caribbean jazz quartet and Michael Simon & Roots United, a Latin jazz septet with which he release a critically acclaimed CD production entitled “Revelación” (2004 Pramisi Records/BMCD 442).

Michael’s intensive career as a prolific composer and arranger includes a wide spectrum of genres and formations. He received a composition assignment grant on 4 occasions from the Dutch “Fund for Creative Tone Arts”, and provided works for Marlon Simon & The Nagual Spirits, Fra Fra Sound, Fra Fra Big Band, Rotterdam Symphonic Jazz Orchestra, Deborah J. Carter Big Band, Rotterdams Conservatory Big Band and wrote all music for the music/theater play “Virus”. Michael continues to stretch his creative boundaries with original works for his own projects and formations.

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