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Simon Drew Sings the Great American Songbook

April 27 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM PDT

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Australian trumpeter and singer Simon Drew is celebrated for his sophisticated performances of the Great American Songbook. Drew brings classic material to life with songs and stories backed by the musicianship of a highly talented band.

Simon Drew’s love for jazz emerged at the age of 10, leading him to devote his formative years to honing his craft in school and college big bands and ensembles. He showcased his burgeoning talent across Australia at festivals, clubs, private events, and busking performances by the beach.

Between 2015 and 2017, Simon and his quartet spent a collective 12 months aboard the world’s largest cruise ships, traversing the Caribbean and Mediterranean and performing to eager jazz audiences along the way. This period was instrumental in shaping Simon’s distinctive approach to interpreting America’s beloved music, honing a unique style that speaks both to jazz purists and dabblers alike.

Now based in Orange County, Simon Drew is captivating the California music scene with a fusion of music, poetry, philosophy, and storytelling. Highlighting his eclectic artistry was a recent performance at a 12-hour reading of Homer’s “The Iliad” at San Francisco’s Grace Cathedral. Experience an unforgettable evening with Simon and his talented ensemble, featuring Cole Sainberg on bass, Nico Vasquez on drums, and Zach Capplinger on guitar, as they bring to life the timeless charm of the Great American Songbook through exceptional music and storytelling.

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April 27
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM PDT
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Richard Foss
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731 South Pacific Avenue
San Pedro, CA 90731 United States
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(424) 450-8239
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