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CRITICAL PRAISE FOR NYHAVN LIVE!


"Nyhavn Live is an outstanding performance by a group of terrific musicians and a composer of significant talent and potential."
           
Nick Mondello at AllAboutJazz
                                       
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"This is another outstanding excursion for Simon’s compositions into that wonderful cultural harbor we adorn as hard bop.  The musicians should be applauded as well for contributing appealing ornamentation to Simon's canopy of sounds.   I would not be surprised if another jazz group searching for vibrant songs to interpret decided to cover any of this fertile yield.  Each song stands on firm musical terra firma."
           
Randy Treece at albanyjazz.com
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"The music is high-quality modern jazz with some singable melodies, a driving rhythm section, and consistently passionate solos.  
Nyhavn Live has several songs that could become jazz standards in the future.  It is a set that is easily recommended to modern jazz fans."         
            Scott Yanow, jazz journalist
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The new CD - Nyhavn Live - is now available!

NYHAVN LIVE (pronounced "New-hah-vƏn") is a 2-CD set of new jazz tunes performed for a live audience by a stellar quintet of Upstate New York musicians.  This is the fourth release by the Randy Simon Jazz Project and features a mix of upbeat Latin tunes, wistful ballads, and straight-ahead swinging jazz numbers 
played by an ensemble of piano, trumpet, saxophone, bass and drums.  All five musicians get the chance to display their considerable talents during lively solos and ensemble arrangements.  

Nyhavn Live is 90 minutes of highly-entertaining modern jazz.

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Here's some video from the NYHAVN LIVE concert:


"NYHAVN"


"CULTURAL EXCHANGE"


"QUESTIONS"

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PREVIOUS RECORDINGS:

"
Light It Up, Simon's fourth album since 2008,
           continues a run of exceptional albums
              that present modern jazz at its best."
                                --   AllAboutJazz.com

Listen to "Counterflow", 
                                 from  Light It Up. 

                                                      

Randy Simon was born and raised in Los Angeles. Although he had piano lessons for a year as a child, and took classical piano lessons for a period while in graduate school, music took a back seat for many years as he built up a successful career as a physicist. "I did not come back to the piano until about 12 years ago when I inherited the grand piano that I grew up with. I had it shipped to the East Coast, completely restored, and I started taking jazz piano lessons. After several years of study with jazz pianist Adrian Cohen, it occurred to me that I was a much more creative writer than I was a pianist. The lessons I took morphed into composition lessons and after a year, I had a handful of tunes that I had written." His teacher suggested that he record the songs with some top local musicians, and that was the beginning of the Randy Simon Jazz Project.

Since that time, Simon has released four albums (Suspended Motion, Awakening, Light It Up and now Nyhavn Live) that feature his colorful compositions interpreted by world-class musicians based in Upstate New York. "Each project has been more complex and adventurous than the one before. Every time I complete one of these projects, it makes me want to up the ante for the next one."


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Check out the Jazz Project CDs -  listen to some of the recordings -  see what reviewers have been saying about Randy Simon Jazz Project albums.  Find out about the great musicians on these albums.  Learn where to get your own copies or to download the tunes.  Find out more about the Project.  

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