Western Michigan University's Keith Hall talks about jazz greats and talks with current practitioners of the art.0000017c-60f7-de77-ad7e-f3f73a350002
LHI Live: Jazz pianist Edward Simon with Keith Hall
Venezuelan jazz pianist Edward Simon, who got his start with bandleaders Paquito D'Rivera, Herbie Mann and others, recently signed on with the all-star lineup of the SFJAZZ Collective. A bandleader and composer himself, he also just released a newly-commissioned work, Venezuelan Suite, which is inspired by the dance music of his home culture.
At WMUK in the Takeda studio with Jazz Currents host Keith Hall, Edward Simon shares stories about his development as an artist, and plays a generous selection of his own arrangements and original works.