Belgium Jazz Festival - Sept 2020

Enrique Simón (Madrid, 1975), is a professional pianist, as well as producer, composer, arranger and musical director. He has a University Degree in Jazz Piano from the Higher Conservatory of Valencia, a Professional Degree in Classical Piano and a University Degree in Astrophysics from the Complutense University of Madrid. He has complemented his training in Madrid and Buenos Aires. He also shares his artistic activity with teaching, as director of the Enrique Simón Academy, and has taught Jazz Piano and Modern Harmony classes at the Miguel Hernández University of Elche and at the “Groove In” modern music school of Murcia.

As an artist he has released five albums as a leader (on Music Broker and Youkali Music labels), has recorded on many others as a guest pianist (Snibor Records, Knockturne Records, etc...), and on a multitude of self-productions (Personal Matters by Amadeu Adell, Roy Hubbard, Frank Leadon, Seidagasa...).

In 2022 he recorded the album "It Goes On" with the young Belgian promise, trumpeter Emiel Verneert, and in 2023 with Roberto Gimeno's quintet "Lugares y Logaritmos". In 2020, under the Youkali Music label, he released the album "Lucentum" by Enrique Simón & Filip Verneert Quartet, an album recorded in Belgium and produced in France, which has been published on CD and Vinyl.

He has made various tours around Europe (France, Scotland, Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Belgium...) and has played at important national and international festivals such as Ghent International Jazz Festival, Jazzenede Festival, Jazz in 't Park, Druivenfestival Hoeilaert, in Belgium, Zeeland Jazz Festival in Holland, Saint Genis des Fontaines Jazz Festival in France, and Peñíscola Jazz Festiva, Jazz a Castelló, Murajazz (Pamplona), Fimalba Jazz (Castellón), La Mar de Músicas (Cartagena), Músicas sin fronteras (Rojales) and Festival de Pedralbes (Barcelona) in Spain. Besides important European Jazz Clubs like Annecy Jazz Club in France, Ancienne Poste des Planches in Montreux-Switzerland, B-Flat Jazz Club in Bruges-Belgium, Jazzclub Alluvium in Oldenburg-Germany, Sounds Jazzclub in Brussels-Belgium or Jimmy Glass in Spain.

Together with the artist Marta Llenas, he is regularly booked on luxury cruises, which has taken him to play in places like Dubai, Jordan, Polynesia, Canada, USA, the Caribbean, Singapore, Thailand, India or Italy. His last appearance was in Quintet at the renowned Pedralbes Festival in Barcelona. He has also collaborated with the renowned artist Niño de Elche in two albums and in a recording for Spanish Television (TVE).

Additionally, he has collaborated as a score arranger for the French company Jelly Note, and as Musical Director he has directed the Jazz cycles 'Los Viernes del Palacio' in Torrevieja, the Jornadas Hispano-Cubanas de Torrevieja, and has collaborated with the Torrevieja International Auditorium in the Jazz department.

Enrique Simón Discography

As Leader / Co-Leader
As Guest / Sideman
  • Roberto Gimeno - Lugares y Logaritmos (2023)
  • Emiel Verneert - It Goes On (2022)
  • LCD Funk Collective - Think Tunk (2020)
  •  LCD Funk Collective - Groove (2020)
  • Personal Matters - Opus 2 (2019)
  • Bantastic Band - Welcome To Desert Town (2016)
  • Niño de Elche - Calle de Arriba, 73 (2015)
  • Niño de Elche - Si, A Miguel Hernández (2013)
  • All That Jazz - At The Marina Jazz Bar C Vol. 1-4 (2013)
  • Chema Peñalver - Struttin' With Some Barbequeu (2011)

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