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Michael Simon's ASIAN CONNECTION

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It's been a while, but my absence has a reason! Or, it could be I'm in touch with you for the first time. Well, let me introduce you to my latest work ‘Asian Connection’. This is a group of seasoned traditional and jazz artists from Malaysia and Taiwan that joined me in the creation of new music that was recorded LIVE. The recordings are being mixed and mastered as you read this newsletter!
The music I have created, particularly my most recent works, frequently goes in surprising directions and transcends the music genres in the present time. This is evident in my latest release ‘Destiny’s Will’. I believe this is the main reason why the most prestigious jazz club in Malaysia, No Black Tie decided to invite me again to record and release another live album for their label right after ‘Destiny’s Will’.
‘Asian Connection’ is a rather unique project. We are really being playful this time - we fuse Latin, Pop and Folk rhythms into Asian melodies and original compositions with jazz interpretations. We then build it up with the sound of an ethnic instrument, the pipa, so to add a flare of spice to the already colorful palette. Secondly, joining me this time is a group of local legends and up and coming young and active talents from Malaysia and Taiwan comprising of Michael Veerapen on piano, Daniel Foong on bass and John Thomas on drums, Terry Hsieh on saxophone and Chung Yufeng on pipa. Last but not least, the inner beauty and joy of the musicians are luminous in ‘Asian Connection’, that was felt and connected with the audience and attracted many jazz newbie listeners. The outcome is remarkably spellbinding and intriguing and yet vigorous and refreshing.
‘Asian Connection’ has already had great success performing at the Borneo Jazz Festival 2017 in Malaysia. It is one of the most lovable and talk-about acts by the audience and the artistic director, Jun-Lin Yeoh. I was pleased to receive her feedback: "What a new sound to immers oneself in!” 

I invite you to discover my newest project and to meet the musicians behind the scenes on this exclusive video! CLICK BELOW AND SEE IT NOW⬇︎
The making of Michael Simon ASIAN CONNECTION
The making of Michael Simon's ASIAN CONNECTION
I truly hope you enjoy my work and that it may be of value to you. Your feedback is welcome! and I'd like to stay in touch and update you about my activities in the world of music. Please signup to my newsletter to be an official subscriber. On the other hand, I apologise if this email was annoying, unwanted or not relevant to your field. In that case please unsubscribe by using the link below.

I wish you a very enjoyable Christmas holiday and much love, health and prosperity in 2018!

Your truly,


Michael Simon.
Rotterdam based, trumpeter, composer, educator and solo touring artist, Michael Simon, comes from a family of renown musicians. Winner of the Terpstra Music Soloist Price, the Broodje Cultuur Price and conductor of the Dutch Caribbean Groove Orchestra. His musical studies cover a wide spectrum: Venezuela, Cuba, USA and finally The Netherlands, where he majored on jazz trumpet and composition. Michael has performed at the Meerjazz Festival, Rotterdam Jazz International Festival, the Johor Bahru Arts Festival and the Borneo Jazz Festival. He played with Paquito D'Rivera, Toumani Diabaté, David Murray, and is widely known for his long-term collaborations with Fra Fra Sound, Rob Mostert, Gerardo Rosales and Lucas van Merwijk.
Please visit www.michaelsimon.nl for more information
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MICHAEL SIMON ASIAN CONNECTION
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Michael Simon - trumpet
Terry Hsieh - saxes
Michael Veerapen - piano
Daniel Foong - bass
John Ashley Thomas - drums
Chung Yufeng - pipa


Management & Information in Asia:
Evelyn Hii
Mobile phone: +60 173725965
Office: +60 320313463
Email: noblacktie2003@gmail.com


In Germany:
SCHICKMUSIC
Alex Schick
Office: +493084726077
Mobile phone: +491705448548
Email: alex@schickmusic.berlin


In The Netherlands and worldwide:
Michael Simon
Mobile phone: +31 630094895h
Email: info@michaelsimon.nl
Skype: rootsunited
www.michaelsimon.nl
"All in all, Asian Connection is both an innovative fusing of musical cultures and a very enjoyable jazz recording"
  • Scott Yanow - Jazz journalist and historian

"In many ways though it was both Michael Simon's Asian Connection and the Idang Rasjidi Syndicate who echoed the region's atmosphere and heat with two contrasting yet compelling performances that point towards a fascinating future for Southeast Asian jazz.”
  • Jon Newey – Jazzwise

“What a new sound to immers oneself in!
  • Jun-Lin Yeoh – Artistic Director / Borneo Jazz Festival
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