Reed Simon -- Jazz Violinist / Bio

(Reed Simon: wrsimon56@hotmail.com) To say that jazz was in my ear at an early age would be an understatement. But it wasn’t until I heard an Earl Hines record on the radio that I began to make connections with my father’s musical past. Having quit classical violin lessons in high school, I was open to the impovisational sounds that I had grown up with. It was a short time before I began emulating jazz violinists Joe Venutti and Stephan Grapelli. Later, I began to sit in with jazz musicians where I was exposed to the rich voices of the great horn players like Lester Young and Charlie Parker, players who would begin my musical journey into jazz.

General Info

Band Members
Reed Simon Quartet, Hot Djang!, Gene's Jazz Hot, George Foley Trio, Uzizi
Artist Name
Reed Simon -- Jazz Violinist
Profile Page
Jazz / Jazz Violin: Swing, Be-Bop, Fusion

Contact Info

Cleveland, OH

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  • Joe Venutti
  • Stephane Grappelli - Concord Jazz