Simon Alfredo Gomez, better known by his stage name Simon Jano, is a Venezuelan musician, singer, songwriter, and producer. He was keyboard player and background singer for underground rock band “La Maquina Azul” from 1989 to 1995, before launching a career as producer in Miami, FL. Later in his life, as a solo musician, he released his first studio album in June 2017 titled “Campo de Fuerza” with collaboration of legendary bass player Tony Levin and Latin Grammy nominated Manu Manzo.
Simón Jano, was born Simon Gomez in Caracas, Venezuela. At age five, he showed interest in music by taking classes with Magdalena Frómeta, daughter of “El Maestro Billo”, a famous composer and popular music Director in his home country.
Simón began his music career in 1989 as keyboard player for the underground Venezuelan rock band “La Maquina Azul”. After several live concerts and various appearances on television shows such as "SonoClips" and "A Toque", he was awarded the “Premio A Toque” as “Most popular Keyboard Player” in 1990. During that time, he studied several years of Contemporary Harmony with Maestro Gerry Weil, a renowned Venezuelan jazz player. After completing his studies, he moved to Miami, FL in 1999.
Once in United States, he started producing music for several artist, TV and film. Also, as songwriter, he was nominated for the 2014 American Songwriter Awards with the song "Here's My Soul" in the Latin category, a song he wrote with Debby Jelenkiewics.
Simon has worked with a roster of musicians of great talent, such as legendary bass player Tony Levin, who collaborated on his album “Campo de Fuerza” as well as Latin Grammy nominated Manu Manzo.
He has included elements of progressive rock, jazz and pop and Latin in his music.
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