Tagged Simon d’Souza

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Tribute: Spirit of Love – Simon D’souza

  Simon D’souza, the highly regarded saxophonist, composer, arranger, performer, multi-instrumentalist, session musician, educator and all-round great guy was an inspirational figure in the local jazz scene. Pianist and friend Wayne McConnell pays tribute to Simon D’souza, who passed away on Monday 19th May, 2014.       Where can you begin with a man as…

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Studio 9 Orchestra Interview

The Studio 9 Orchestra was formed in 2011 by Scott Sheridan and Philippe Guyard. Here, saxophonist Philippe discusses the orchestra’s latest project, a suite composed by Simon d’Souza based on the poetry of thirteenth century Sufi poet Rumi. How did the project come about?     “For Studio 9 it was a meeting of several ideas…