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Compositions & Arrangements

Recipient of a 2019 Fellowship to study jazz composition at the University of South Florida with multiple GRAMMY® nominated composer, Chuck Owen, and winner of the 2018 British Composer Award for ‘Jazz Composition for Small Ensemble’, Simon’s compositional background is actually as a classical composer. His music for the concert platform has been performed in some of London’s most prestigious venues including the Barbican Hall, The Purcell Room and St. John’s Smith Square.

Small Group

Now primarily known as a jazz composer and arranger Simon was signed to ‘33Jazz’ Records in 2015 and has released two highly acclaimed albums of original compositions under the Simon Lasky Group banner.

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The Simon Lasky Group: ‘Nightrider’

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The Simon Lasky Group: ‘Mountain Spirit’
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Elegy ‘Pasa Por Aqui’
composed by Simon Lasky

‘Close To Ecstasy’ is a joyous exuberant piece, brilliantly crafted on all levels and with great textural and melodic writing.” 

— BBC Radio 3 presenter Andrew McGregor

Large Ensemble

Simon’s compositions for symphony orchestra have been performed by the New Bristol Sinfonia, and his ‘Music for Brass and Percussion’ was performed in London’s Barbican Hall. Turning his attention in recent years to composing for big band, Simon recently completed his jazz composition studies with one of America’s leading big band composers, Chuck Owen.

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‘Big Skies’ for big band, composed & arranged by Simon Lasky

“Pretty Tune, Simon. Very nice arrangement as well! Bravo.”

— Bob Mintzer

Arrangements and
Commercial Projects

Simon has scored music for nationally syndicated U.K television commercials, a West End award ceremony, and for recording artists as diverse as Ed Laurie, Nina Ferro and Narin Gylman. His string quartet arrangements of well-known standards have been performed by The Afiara Quartet in London’s Wigmore Hall and at concert venues across Europe and Asia.

‘Danny Boy’​ arranged for string quartet by Simon Lasky

‘Over The Rainbow’​ arranged for string quartet by Simon Lasky

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‘Help For Heroes’ TV campaign
‘Hero’ arranged by Simon Lasky

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‘Every Child Is Capable Of Greatness’ composed by Simon Lasky

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‘Blowin’ In The Wind’ arranged by Simon Lasky

Composed by Ed Laurie,
arranged by Simon Lasky

Composed by Ed Laurie,
arranged by Simon Lasky

“At times this is a thrilling album…there are certainly plenty of moments in ‘About The Moment’ that take your breath away.” 

— Rob Mallows, London Jazz News

“Excellent; Lasky has a classical grounding and it shows but he also understands jazz and there is a freshness to this music which is lacking in many contemporaries.”  ****

— Sammy Stein, Kind Of Jazz