Montreal Jazz Pianist Simon DeniIzart Announces His Fifth Full Length Album

Today, Montreal-via-France jazz pianist and composer Simon Denizart is pleased to announce his fifth full-length Piece of Mindarriving March 29th. He shares a taste of the new album with the intoxicating and mysterious new song “Speedball.” Enticing piano melodies and stuttering drum beats draw the listener in with hypnotic energy. Listen to “Speedball” on all digital retailers (here). 

Simon explains: “Speedball is a track that immerses you in raw emotion and makes you feel the rush of the unknown. Through dynamic rhythms and staccato melodies, this song captures the essence of adrenalin and the giddiness of risk-taking.”

“Speedball” accompanies recent releases “35 Years of Mistakes” “Music Box” and “9-4,” (All About Jazz Song of the Day) on the virtuoso’s upcoming full-length, Piece of Mindout March 29th via Nettwerk/Justin Time Records.

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 worldwide – Simon’s fifth album ‘Piece of Mind’ 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. On ‘Piece of Mind’ Simon is supported by his long-time collaborators; virtuoso Elli Miller Maboungou on percussion and Michel Medrano Brindis on drums. Jonathan Arseneau’s electric bass brings an unrivaled groove to the compositions and sometimes transforms into an electric guitar thanks to the bassist’s palette of effects. Finally, the string trio present on half of the compositions transports the listener into the cinematic universe of the French pianist.

Simon tours frequently and has performed in Germany, the Czech Republic, Poland and his native country France.  Stay tuned for 2024 tour dates to support the release of ‘Piece of Mind’.