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The Sunshine Show - Saturday 11am - 12pm
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Simon Latarche

Cornish Jazz Pianist and Presenter of the Jazz Train


‘To be invited to join the presenters at Source is a real thrill for me and an opportunity to put my own take on the Jazz Train is something that fills me with great excitement…….. if ever so slightly daunting!’

In July 2016, Associate of the Royal College of Music, Simon Latarche, finally decided to leave teaching after thirty-four years, in order to concentrate on his career as a jazz pianist and composer.

Having performed with his ensemble at Jazz festivals throughout the South West of England, It was his two sets of Cornish Preludes in 2010 and 2012 that brought Simon to the attention of the international jazz world, being aired on BBC Radio 3 along with numerous stations across the globe. He can be frequently heard performing in some of the county’s top hotels and venues both solo and as a member of numerous ensembles.

“Latarche’s compositions are a near perfect combination of lyricism and improvisation and the ensemble provides finely knit support to Latarche’s considerable talents as a pianist.”
Karl Ackermann, AllAboutJazz.com

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