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Chun Fung Simon Yu

Born: February 14, 1987    Primary Instrument: Guitar

Chun Fung Simon Yu

Traditional Chinese and Contemporary Jazz Experimental Fretted/Fretless Guitarist/Composer/Producer. Born and raised in Hong Kong in a Traditional Instrumentalists family (members of Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra), now living and playing in New York City.

Simon has performed worldwide, including dates in: the USA (New York, Los Angeles) and Boston); Japan (Tokyo, Osaka and Hiroshima); China (Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong).

As a Leader

1st Album "Beginning..."
Simon C.F. Yu
2008
Tracks: 1:Hip-Jazz;
2:Get away from you;
3:Yuki;
4:The End = New Beginning;
5:Wasabi;
6:Lavender;
7:6,7,>8('o' ;);
8:Coincidence that has a reason.
Personnel: Simon C.F. Yu: Composer/Guitar; Alex Gordeev, Nikolay Moiseenko: Alto Sax; Mika Nishimura, Takeshi Ohbayashi, Ayako Higuchi: Piano/Keys; Evan Marien: Bass; Jeffrey Villanueva: Drums.



2nd Album "Exotic Species"
Simon C.F. Yu
2009
Tracks: 1:Introduction: Entering the Forbidden City;
2: The Emperor's Backyard;
3:Pentatonicism;
4:Purify;
5:鏡花水月;
6:Spin;
7:Interlude;
8:MCP;
9:Simon Tells you a Bed Time Story;
10:過ぎて行く時の中で;
11:羽がない天使;
12:Ending Theme.
Personnel: Simon C.F. Yu: Fretted/Fretless/Quartertone Guitar; David "Fuze" Fiuczynski: Fretless/Quartertone Guitar; Dodo Toru: Piano; Yazhi Guo: Chinese Woodwind Instruments (Souna, Guan, Xun); Ngar Si Choi, Jason Lau: Gu Zheng; Theresa Wong: Erhu; Rio Hara: Vocal; Takeshi Ohbayashi: Piano/Keys; Evan Marien: Bass; Jeffrey Villanueva: Drums and many mores....

As A Side Musician

Evan Marien "The Way"
Evan Marien
Evan Marien Production
2008

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Guitars: Campbell American Custome made Double Neck Fretted/Fretless Guitar, PRS Hollow Body 2, ESP Semi Acoustic Guitar, ESP Horizon 3 Solid Body Guitar. Ernie Ball Strings Fender Deluxe Amp

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Hip-Jazz: Simon Yu, Alex Terrier, Romain Collin, Evan Marien, Jeffrey Villanueva

Footprints: arranged by Simon Yu; Tomoko Omura, Alex Terrier, Romain Collin, Evan Marien, Jeffrey Villanueva

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Exotic Species
Self Produced (2009)
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