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Come listen to the dynamic duo of Barbara Lusch and Mark Simon as they weave their magic in the ambience of the historic Benson Hotel.
Relax in the comfort of the Allison Inn while listening to the unique style and song selections of Barbara Lusch. Mark Simon's piano creates a solid foundation allowing Barbara to shine.
Mark Simon and his thoughtful and creative music grace the lobby of the Progress Ridge Cinetopia.
The intimate setting at the Camellia Lounge makes this the perfect place to hear one of the Northwest's fastest rising jazz groups, the Mark Simon Quintet. The music promises to touch your heart and invigorate your spirit.
Come to the elegant Allison Inn and listen to sophisticated song stylist Toni Lincoln accompanied by the supportive and tasteful Mark Simon on piano.
Sounds Like: Thelonius Monk, Keith Jarrett, Bill Evans, Vince Guaraldi, Horace Silver
“Mark is one of the more brilliant pianists and composers in the Northwest. His range of work extends from the early years of bebop to the avant-garde; definitely a pianist to watch out for.” - Ron Steen, drummer and former protégé of Joe Henderson
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“Bass 10, Mark Simon, piano. For this new CD, he chose a concept that I don’t recall ever having seen: an entire menu of songs played as duos with, count ‘em, ten of Portland’s all-star bassists. Since there are 12 tunes, two of the bass players get two tunes, and eight others are heard on one each. Hence the title. More importantly, it’s a very happening, recital-like perfor- mance, as one experiences Simon oh-so-comfortably interpreting standards and jazz classics with ten like-minded pals. The tunes range from oldies such as “Avalon” and “If I Had You” to jazz choices such as “Four Brothers,” “A Child Is Born” and “Sonora,” a lesser known gem from one of Simon’s piano gods, Hampton Hawes. In addition, there’s “Alone Together”, “Dindi,” “Stella By Starlight” and a Cy Coleman rarity called “Why Try to Change Me Now.” These and others result in a nicely conceived and beautifully performed CD.”