The Simon Latarche quartet performs at jazz clubs throughout the South West and Simon is also known for his versatility in providing personal music packages for the perfect wedding, private or corporate event.
Couples have been entrusting Simon with the responsibility of providing the perfect musical accompaniment for their special day over the last two decades. Whether as a solo artist or in partnership with other musicians from duos to quartets, the following testimonials speak for themselves.
As an Associate of the Royal College of Music, with over thirty years of teaching experience, including GCSE and A level, Simon is able to offer piano tuition up to grade VIII standard along with workshops and jazz tuition to groups and individuals of any age. This can take the form of a ‘stand-alone’ event or form part of a package including a concert/performance.
Hi Simon, we just wanted to say a massive thank you for playing at our wedding on the 28th May at Tregenna Castle. You created a wonderful atmosphere at our wedding breakfast. Thanks again, it was simply beautiful.“
Helen & Lee
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 twenty 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.
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.
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.
“Latarche’s compositions are a near perfect combination of lyricism and improvisation and the ensemble provides finely knit support to Latarche’s considerable talents as a pianist.”