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Fred Simon is one of Chicago's treasured pianists and a fine composer. He has an original, defined approach to the piano ... and a nice touch. His compositions seem to have something for everyone and although expressing a full range of emotion, they are uplifting to the spirit. Marshall Vente- Jazz Institute of Chicago

Fred Simon is a committed composer who draws equally from jazz, the Beatles, and European impressionism for his inspiration; a strong pianist, with Keith Jarrett sitting on one shoulder and Joni Mitchell on the other; an improviser whose skills continue to sharpen with each new project. Neil Tesser- Chicago Reader

A truly melodic musician with ambitious vision ... Dreamhouse showcases Simon's splendid ability as both a jazz composer and improviser ... With intimate performances on original compositions, Simon reminds us exactly how and why he has survived as a working musician in Chicago for nearly three decades. Mitch Myers- New City