Gypsy Jazz Guitarist Alex Simon evokes Django Reinhardt’s vintage Swing music with dazzling technique and lyrical impressionism. Alex Simon has performed at The Guggenheim, The Rainbow Room, The Roxy, Cafe Medi, St. Mazie, and many other of New York City’s finest venues.
Inspired by the legendary guitar master Django Reinhardt, Simon’s repertoire includes Early Jazz and Musette Classics, Tangos, Bossas, Boleros, Rumbas, Mambos, Gypsy Valses, and original works.
Performance at The Roxy
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Alex Simon has composed an original score for “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari”
Simon debuted the score with a live performance to a sold out house at St. Mazie. More screenings to come.
“Alex Simon’s ensemble had everyone tapping their feet and feeling good.. it was like being in Paris in the 1930’s. They didn’t use drums, synthesizers, pianos, or saxophones.. like Fred Astaire unloosening his tie and having a stiff drink.”
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Alternating Wednesdays at St. Mazie (930pm) 345 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211 and Bar Velo (830pm) 394 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Tuesdays at Due West, 7-10pm, 189 W 10th St, New York, NY 10014
Fridays at Cafe Medi, 830-1030pm, 107 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002
Alex Simon also hosts the weekly Gypsy Jazz Jam Party at Fada Bistro on Thursdays from 8pm to 11. All acoustic instrumentalists and different levels of musicians and enthusiasts are welcome to watch or play. 530 Driggs Ave in Williamsburg Brooklyn.