I was first exposed to jazz as a child in Boston and at a Sun Ra concert.
I met Jaco Pastorius as a teenager in NYC.
The best show I ever attended was The Gap Band.
The first jazz record I bought was Heavy Weather.
The process by which Simon became an internationally
regarded jazz musician began in the small coastal town of
Cardón, Venezuela, where he grew up surrounded by the
sounds of Latin and Caribbean music.... read more