Inspired by the legendary Gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt, Alex Simon imbues dazzling technique and lyrical, impressionistic expression with a twenty-first century sensibility.

Alex Simon has performed at The Guggenheim, B.B. King’s Main Stage, The Rainbow Room, as well as world-renowned cocktail lounges Milk & Honey, Bathtub Gin, NoMad, Happy Ending and many other of New York City’s finest venues.scene-bandPerformance for Gwyneth Paltrow
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Simon’s repertoire includes Early Jazz and Musette Classics, Tangos, Bossas, Boleros, Rumbas, Mambos, Gypsy Valses, and original works. While his core ensemble consists of an Acoustic Guitar Duo, he also performs with trios or quartets that include either upright bass, violin, vocalists, and more.

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NEWS: Alex Simon has composed an original score for “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” Simon’s debuted the score with a live performance to a sold out house at St. Mazie. More screenings to come.


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“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.”

For booking, contact alexsimon1@gmail.com

Performances:

Tuesdays at AOC East (7pm) 1590 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10028

Alternating Wednesdays at St. Mazie (930pm) 345 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211 and Bar Velo (830pm) 394 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211

Fridays at Bar Belly (7pm) 14 Orchard St, New York, NY 10002

Every other Monday AOC (7pm) 314 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10014

Alex Simon also hosts the weekly Gypsy Jazz Jam Party at Fada 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.

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