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Mark Simon

Mark Simon

Jazz Portland, OR  US


  • Thu

    Nov 12

    Portland, OR, US | 7:00pm

    The Pete Petersen Trio Plus One. It's our monthly hit at Wilf's. Pete Petersen, sax; Tim Rap, drums; Andre St James, Bass; Mark Simon, piano

  • Thu

    Sep 17

    Portland, OR, US | 7:00pm

    Join Mark, Ed and Tim (M.E.T. Trio) for an evening of good swinging jazz with a few surprises. It's not what you play....it's how you play it!

  • Sat

    Sep 5

    Milwaukie, OR, US | 7:30pm

    Arrivederci Wine & Jazz Bar is located at 17023 SE McLoughlin Blvd, Milwaukie, OR 97267, (503) 659-1143 The music starts at 7:30pm and lasts until 10:30pm. Come feast on the musical offerings of the Mark Simon Trio featuring Larry Bard on drums and Tim Gilson on bass. I personally guarantee to Simonize the music especially for you and promise you will leave with your souls stuffed to the gills.

  • Thu

    Aug 6

    Portland, OR, US | 7:30pm

    THURSDAY, AUGUST 6th at MAZZA's "CLASSIC JAZZ SIDES LIVE" - a full classic jazz album performed live, reinterpreted if you will, by top Portland players. We'll be doing the classic Verve record "Gerry Mulligan Meets Ben Webster" (original personnel were Ben Webster, Gerry Mulligan, Jimmy Rowles, Mel Lewis, and Leroy Vinnegar). We will recreate this record in its entirety (including bonus tracks) featuring myself and Bryan Dickerson on the two saxes, Mark Simon, Tim Rap, and Ed Bennett in the rhythm section. What it is: This will be a "reboot" of this classic 1959 recording, widely considered to be the best of the "Gerry Mulligan Meets" series. We'll perform all the tunes from the album, in track order, live for your enjoyment, with freshly improvised jazz solos by some of Portland's resident world-class musicians. This will also be a tribute, of sorts, to the great Portland bassist Leroy Vinnegar. Many of the players in this group have had a personal connection to Leroy in the past. What it's NOT: This will not be a note-for-note rendition of the album. That's been done already. Instead we'll use the original tracks and arrangements as a jumping-off point to create fresh new versions of these classic tunes, in the greatest of the jazz tradition. So... to sum up: We hope to see you there this Thursday, August 6th at Mazza's (formerly Tony Starlight's Supperclub). 7:30pm downbeat. Come in and cool off and let Matt pour you some delicious cocktails while you check out this great music!!

  • 2014

    Dec 27

    Portland, OR, US | 8:30pm

    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.


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  • Harris (Artist)
    Showing some Love! Peace, H
  • Skyhouse (Artist)
    Thanks for the inspiration! Peace, SKYHOUSE
  • David P. Reinen (Artist)
    David P. Reinen
    Mark, brilliant player - absolutely polished and refined talent


  • Mark Simon
  • Glen Moore and Mark Simon
  • Leroy Vinnegar-bass, Alan Jones-drums, Jay Collins-tenor sax, Mark Simon-keyboard


Sounds Like: Thelonius Monk, Keith Jarrett, Bill Evans, Vince Guaraldi, Horace Silver

Bio: About Mark
“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

Mark Simon couples jazz experience...See Full Bio

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