(pronounced Makeknee) is a composer, arranger and musician who is based in London, UK. His new album From My Head To My Feet will be available in February 2016 and will be Simon's third progressive rock release following Newton's Alchemy (2014) and Clocks and Dark Clouds (2013). His 2011 release London Reborn is a collection of interpretations of beautiful old London folk songs.
Simon has written for BBC television, classical ensembles Golden Section and The Society Of Strange And Ancient Instruments, and written arrangements for Roberto Pla's Latin Jazz Orchestra. He was the founder, leader and composer of the music for the jazz fusion group Azul. Azul's 2004 tour with a contemporary dancer was a Jazz pick of the week in British national newspaper The Guardian. Their music was regularly heard on BBC Radio3. He also played guitar with Portuguese fado singer Nuno Silva and wrote a musical with author Gary Waterman that is based on the life of the 18th century Sephardi boxer Daniel Mendoza.
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