Edward Simon Is a Jazz Explorer With a Big Itinerary

BY ANDREW GILBERT , December 26, 2019 Self-possessed, soft spoken, and professorial, Venezuelan-born pianist, composer, and bandleader Edward Simon radiates quiet intensity. He’s not so much a musical radical as a persistent explorer who has spent his career expanding jazz’s frontiers as part of a wave of conservatory-trained Latin American musicians immersed in jazz, the European classical tradition,[…]

Internationally acclaimed pianist/composer Edward Simon joins Ridgeway Arts – Music Monthly

Simon will serve as Associate Artistic Director and release albums on Ridgeway Records including Edward Simon 25 in May 2020 The non-profit Bay-area Ridgeway Arts is brainchild of world renowned jazz bassist/vocalist/composer/educator Jeff Denson Ridgeway Arts, Inc. the Bay-area nonprofit run by world renowned bassist/vocalist/composer/educator Jeff Denson, has named acclaimed Venezuelan pianist/composer Edward Simon as Associate Artistic Director.  In this new role, Simon will[…]

A Letter From Vadim Neselovskyi

I would like to write a short reflection on my recent time in the Bay Area as a first artist to be presented by the newly formed Ridgeway Arts. World-class bassist and composer Jeff Denson, known for his work with Lee Konitz, Enja records and Minsarah, among others, has created something very inspiring and important.[…]

Press Release – Announcing Ridgeway Arts

Renowned Jazz Bassist/Composer/ Educator/Community Activist Jeff Denson Spearheads Ridgeway Arts, Inc. New Non-Profit Serving Bay-Area Jazz Scene “The arts are fundamental to our humanity. They ennoble and inspire us — fostering creativity, goodness, and beauty. The arts help us express our values, build bridges between cultures, and bring us together regardless of ethnicity, religion, or[…]