Jazz Pianist Simon Denizart Reflects On His Personal Journey With 35 Years of Mistakes

Today, Montreal-via-France jazz pianist and composer Simon Denizart unveils a reflective new song “35 Years of Mistakes,” out now on Nettwerk / Justin Time Records. The tender piano ballad is enveloped in a flourish of melancholic string arrangements as Denizart grapples with his up and down journey as an artist. Listen to “35 Years of Mistakes” on all digital retailers (here).

“35 Years of Mistakes tells the story of an existence made up of ups and downs, unfortunate choices and moments of grace. It’s an emotional musical journey that invites listeners to reflect on the power of resilience, the beauty of imperfection and the strength of perseverance,” explains Denizart.

“35 Years of Mistakes” follows the frenetic “Music Box” and lively “9-4,” (All About Jazz Song of the Day) signaling more new music from the jazz piano virtuoso.



Originally from Créteil, France, jazz pianist and composer Simon Denizart now calls Montréal, Québec Canada home. He arrived in 2011 and quickly made a name for himself as one of the city’s top players. With a nod to world music, his style and repertoire can be soft, sensitive and energizing with subtle and accessible melodies. His first three releases (labels 270 Sessions and Laborie Jazz) were all nominated for ADISQ Awards (Québec Grammy®) in the Album of the Year category, jazz.  Selected for the 2014 Rimouski Festival’s next generation competition, he won the audience prize which enabled him to travel and perform throughout Québec. He received significant praise and recognition from CBC/SRC having been chosen as one of their rising stars with the Radio Canada Revelation Award which highlights and encourages the next generation of emerging artists.

Recently signed to Justin Time Records world wide – Simon’s next venture proves to be his most innovative yet with influences borrowed from jazz, classical and electronic music. Always sensitive to developing new sounds and sonorities with the piano, Simon offers solid melodic and rhythmic playing.

Simon tours frequently and has performed in Germany, the Czech Republic, Poland and his native country France.  Stay tuned for more music and tour dates in 2024.