“ '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

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

— London Jazz News album review

“... there's no shortage of beautifully striking moments scattered throughout the Simon Lasky Group's second outing.”

— All About Jazz album review

Award winning artist

Recipient of a 2019 Fellowship to study jazz composition with Chuck Owen at the University of South Florida, and winner of the 2018 Ivors Composer Award for ‘Jazz Composition for Small Ensemble, Simon Lasky juggles a busy career as a composer, pianist, NPR jazz host and recording artist on both sides of the Atlantic.

“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


“Uplifting improvisational grooves, classy chops and exotic percussion, there’s no shortage of beautifully striking moments.”

All About Jazz 

NPR Jazz Host

Simon is presenting ‘All Night Jazz’ on WUSF 89.7 every Thursday, Friday, Saturday
9pm – midnight EST, featuring performances and interviews from jazz artists both local and national.

From The Writers Desk

In partnership with the International Society for Jazz Arrangers & Composers (ISJAC) Simon hosts in depth interviews with some of the worlds leading jazz writers. The full interviews are available only to ISJAC members.