Website of jazz musician and
educator Simon Purcell
STOP PRESS – Simon Purcell’s new album “Red Circle”. Worldwide release November 2014.
IMMINENT GIG – Simon Purcell’s “Red Circle” – Monday January 26th, headlining at “Jazz in the Round”.
Original music featuring Chris Batchelor, Julian Siegel, Steve Watts, Gene Calderazzo and Simon Purcell.
See also steel pan virtuoso Sam Dubois and up ‘n coming band “Nérija”.
Jazz in the Round, Monday Jan 26th 8:00 pm click here for tickets Cockpit Theatre, London NW8 8EH, Box Office: 020 7258 2925
One of the albums of the Year – MOJO Magazine One of the albums of the Year – All About Jazz
“An expansive, clever record… Purcell leads and plays with a benign wisdom.” 4 Stars, MOJO Magazine
“The quality of the playing and compositions makes it stand out from the crowd. To think that Purcell has waited nearly 30 years from his initial emergence to record a debut CD this good is utterly extraordinary.” 4 1/2 Stars, All About Jazz
“A fine debut.” 4 Stars, UK Vibe
“Evocative moods and firm structures add a fresh twist and the band’s musicianship is first rate.” The Financial Times
“One of the most accomplished homegrown acoustic jazz releases of the year so far… for Whirlwind, the best UK indie jazz label.” 4 Stars, Marlbank
“An excellent album.” Bebop Spoken Here
THIS WEBSITE… Most folk know me as Head of Jazz at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance in London UK. Here you can read my blog, download jazz Learning Resources, hear my current Quintet, download charts of compositions, access research papers and find out about the jazz courses offered at Trinity Laban. There is plenty of information and advice here for students of the music wishing to make their practice more effective – click here.
Do check out the blog and the menu items above…