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Simon is a classically trained jazz/classical pianist specialising in quality music for weddings and corporate events in the South West.
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Simon Latarche is an associate of the Royal College of Music, Simon has been involved in promoting music throughout Devon and Cornwall as both an educator and performer for the past thirty years. Equally at home in all music genres, Simon’s first love is Jazz. As a soloist or leader of various ensembles, he has performed at a number of Jazz festivals and venues across the South West. SOLO As a solo artist Simon is able to provide a large repertoire of Jazz Standards in Ballad, Bossa Nova and Mainstream Swing styles, whilst also being an accomplished classical player. ENSEMBLES In a similar vein, Simon can offer a wide variety of ensembles ranging from duets up to seven piece groups, incorporating vocalist, saxophone, trumpet, guitar, double bass and drums.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I have my own portable piano/keyboard
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Encore awards
3rd Encoreversary
Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Dixieland, Gypsy jazz, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Barbershop, Gospel, Christmas, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Classical
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Event types:
Hotel / Restaurant event, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Bar / Club / Venue event
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Song list

1. All the things you are
2. Summertime
3. Misty
4. Honeysuckle Rose
5. Night & Day
6. Aint Misbehavin
7. Lets fall in love
8. Over the rainbow
9. It aint necessarily so
10. Satin Doll
11. A train
12. Prelude to a kiss
13. In a sentimental mood
14. Autumn leaves
15. Don’t get around much
16. Willow weep
17. Laura
18. The shadow of your smile
19. Softly as in a morning sunrise
20. Girl from Ipanema
21. St louis blues
22. Fly me to the moon
23. We’ll be together again
24. Moonlight in Vermont
25. Angel eyes
26. Taking a chance on love
27. Heres that rainy day
28. Beautiful love
29. Sunny side of street
30. Lullaby of leaves
31. Paper Moon
32. S’wonderful
33. Black Orpheus
34. Berkeley Square
35. St. Thomas
36. Footprints
37. What is this thing called love
38. Blue Bossa
39. Lullaby of Birdland
40. Gee Baby aint I good to you
41. Loverman
42. My Funny Valentine
43. Moondance
44. Blue Skies
45. Nature Boy
46. Sunny
47. My Romance
48. Bye Bye Blackbird
49. Wave
50. Georgia
51. I’m Old Fashioned
52. The way you look tonight
53. Some Day My Prince Will Come
54. Worksong
55. Just Friends
56. what are you doing the rest of your life
57. Tenderly
58. You stepped out of a dream
59. Perdido
61 Moon River
60. For all we know
61. Days of wine & roses
62. Jersey Bounce
63 All of me
64 Early Autumn
65 September in rain
66 Green Dolphin St
67 Cry me a river
68 Tune Up
69 Miss Jones
70 As Time Goes By
71 Nearness of you
72 How high the moon
73 Do Nothin till you
74 What a wonderful world
75 Dindi
76 Out of Nowhere
77 In the wee small hours
78 Moonglow
79 Memories of you
80 Ladybird
81 One note samba
82 Inchworm
83 Rosetta
84 What a difference
85 How Insensitive
86 Get Happy
87 Unforgettable
88 September song
89 Night in Tunisia
90 A Foggy Day
91 Sky lark
92 This masquerade
93 Watch what happens
94 Imagination
95 Alice in Wonderland
96 Round Midnight
97 Sway
98 On a clear Day
99 Smoke gets in your eyes
100 Blame it on my youth
101 Lets face the music
102 Stella
103 Yesterdays
104 Sophisticated lady
105 Whisper Not
106 In a mellow tone
107 Take five
108 I cant get started
109 Polkadots & Moonbeams
110 Caravan
111 Swinging on a star
112 Walking my baby
113 The very thought of you
114 They cant take that away
115 I only have eyes for you
116 It had to be you
117 I’ve got you under my skin
118 Corcovado
119 Mona Lisa
120 Moonlight becomes you
121 If I were a bell
122 Mr Bojangles
123 Im a fool to want you
124 Killing me softly
125 Love me or leave me
126 Makin whoope
127 East of the sun
And many more.........
Classical Repertoire
1. Mazurka Chopin
2. Lyric Pieces Grieg
3. Moonlight Sonata Beethoven
4. Sonatina Scarlatti
5. Prelude Bk1 No.1 Bach
6. Preludes Em,Bm,Am,Cm,Db Chopin
7. Traumerei Schubert
8. Gymnopedie Nos1 Satie
9. Liebestraumme Liszt
10. Prelude No.5 Scriabin
11. Nessun Dorma Puccini
12. Largo Handel
13. Air on a G string Bach
14. Fur Elise Beethoven
15. Prince Igor Borodin
16. L’apres midi Tiersen
17 A selection of tunes by Einaudi


From customers:

Last M, 6 years ago

I met Simon at the Budock Vean Hotel, where he played for my wife and I and many of our friends at our annual get together (as well as providing easy listening music for all the hotels guests at dinner). Simon is extremely personable and a very talented musician. He added a wonderful aspect to our gathering; playing an extensive repertoire of jazz music - that we had had the chance to choose. I would recommend Simon to anyone who wants that extra special "something" at an event. (10 / 10) David Spratt

Sent E, 5 years ago

Chris and I would like to thank you for coming all the way to Gloucester last Friday to play at our wedding. Your performance surpassed our expectations, and we had an unbelievable number of comments about how fabulous the music was. Thank you for helping to make our wedding day truly memorable! (10 / 10) Jo and Chris

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