This project is funded in part by Orange County Government through the Arts & Cultural Affairs Program.
Simon’s Tampa Bay Octet performs a program of Simon’s original compositions and arrangements from their new album.
British composer/pianist, Simon Lasky, is known on both sides of the Atlantic for his expansive and melodic jazz compositions and arrangements which draw on his background as an improvising pianist and classically trained composer. Born in London, but now living in Central Florida, Simon’s composition ‘Close To Ecstasy’ won the 2018 Ivors Composer Award in the ‘Jazz Composition for Small Ensemble’ category. Upon receiving the award, BBC Radio 3 presenter Andrew McGregor described the winning composition as “a joyous exuberant piece, brilliantly crafted on all levels, and with great textural and melodic writing.” In 2019 Simon was awarded a Fellowship to complete his Masters in Jazz Studies at The University of South Florida, working as assistant to five time GRAMMY nominated jazz composer Chuck Owen.
Simon Lasky – piano/keyboards/composer
Peter Mongaya – guitars
Alejandro Arenas – bass
Jonathan Thomas – drums
Ona Kirei – vocals
James Suggs – trumpet
Aaron West – alto sax
Jack Wilkins – tenor sax
Discounted tickets are available for members, students, teachers, frontline workers, veterans, and seniors.
Please bring a bottle of wine or non-alcoholic beverage to share.
The lead sponsor for Timucua’s Jazz Series is:
Revive Skincare Clinic
For more information, please visit reviveskincareclinic.com