Simon Lasky

Jazz Pianist and Composer

London, U.K born jazz pianist and composer, Simon Lasky, relocated to Tampa, Florida in Fall 2018 on the award of a Fellowship to study with Grammy nominated jazz composer Chuck Owen at The University of South Florida. Simon’s composition ‘Close To Ecstasy’ won the 2018 British Composer Award in the ‘Jazz Composition for Small Ensemble’ category. His London band – The Simon Lasky Group – have released two albums of Simon’s compositions on 33Jazz Records and have performed at London’s leading jazz venues. Simon’s music has been broadcast on BBC radio, NPR and leading jazz radio stations across Europe, the BBC describing Close To Ecstasy as “a joyous exuberant piece, brilliantly crafted on all levels, and with great textural and melodic writing.” Simon performs with the leading jazz musicians in the Central Florida area, is currently completing his Masters in Jazz Studies at The University of South Florida and is a host/DJ on ‘All Night Jazz’ on WUSF 89.7FM.

Appears On

Thursday, February 20, 2020