Simon Oslender

Hammond Organist | Pianist
Keyboardist | Producer | MD




It's a dream come true to introduce this brand new band! On tour starting in 2019!

Bill Evans - saxes
Wolfgang Haffner - drums
Gary Grainger - bass
Simon Oslender - hammond b3, keys

Wolfgang Haffner Band Southeast Asia Tour

OCTOBER 2018. As of 2018, Simon is very proud to be a member of German drumming legend Wolfgang Haffner's band. The quartet is touring around the globe extensively - coming up next is a 10-show run through Pakistan, India and Sri Lanka, supported by the Goethe Institute.

Line-up for Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka:
Wolfgang Haffner - drums
Ferdinand Kirner - guitar
Christian Diener - bass
Simon Oslender - piano

Bill Evans Band Australia Tour

OCTOBER 2018. Simon had the honor of joining Saxophone extraordinaire Bill Evans and a brand new band he put together on a very successful five-show run in Melbourne, Australia.

Bill Evans Band - East Meets West
Bill Evans - saxophones
Gary Grainger - bass
Wolfgang Haffner - drums
Simon Oslender - B3, piano

Stay tuned for more.



APRIL 2018

Simon teams up with 8-time Grammy Award winner Philip Lassiter and an incredible band for a Germany/Netherlands tour in April. Don't miss this groovy madness.

Philip Lassiter has worked with Prince, Jill Scott, Chaka Khan and many more being considered one on the world's finest horn players and arrangers. Now he's out on the road with his European band to bring the funk to the people through his own project "PHILTHY"

combining nasty, soulful grooves with a lot of musical depth and finesse.

"Crazy Groove Nights" Residency Gig

March 2018
Since September of 2017, Simon has had the honor of hosting a monthly event called
"Simon Oslender's Crazy Groove Nights" where he invites a different line up some of
Europe's finest musicians
every month, creating some very exciting new combinations. In the relaxed and intimate atmosphere of SOL Kulturbar in Mülheim a.d.R., Germany, these Monday night groove parties have already become popular among music fans all over the country.

Be there next time to experience the fun!
Check the "Tourdates" page for the individual line ups.

Wolfgang Haffner Band in Namibia

October 2017

Windhoek, NA

Simon had the incredible honor of traveling to Africa for the first time to play with Wolfgang Haffner and his Band (Christian Diener on bass and Christopher Dell on vibraphone). What a highlight!

Warehouse Theatre

Thanks to the amazing people of the Goethe Institute as well as the warm-hearted audience, the show at Warehouse theatre was a big success. Hopefully the band will return to the beautiful and welcoming country of Namibia in 2018.

Pimpy Panda Single Release

March 31st, 2017

One of Simon's main bands, Pimpy Panda, has released a brand new single by the name of "Don't Give Up". It also includes the song "Es Geht Los".

Here's the music video. The full album "PANDRENALIN" will be availble in June 2017!!!
Stay tuned and get ready for a FUNK BLAST!!!

Find it on:

Martin Verdonk's Master Sessions

March 2017

Simon had the honor to be a part of a 2-day episode of Martin Verdonk's Master Sessions in Almere, NL. The percussionist gathers a new group of special guest musicians each month and records 4 songs per day, both video and audio - no overdubs, no autotune, no editing. Only REAL music. The episodes will be released in May 2017 and January 2018 so stay tuned. The sessions featured the Babylon Brothers from Norway (Erik Smith on Drums, Staffan William-Olsson on Guitar and Tom-Erik Antonsen on bass) as well as the great Peter Lieberom (sax) and the fantastic host, Martin Verdonk (percussion). The band had a fantastic time and the results were wonderful. Simon is feeling beyong honored and grateful about this experience with some of the most musical and tasteful players in Europe.


Mr. M's Jazz Club

March 2017

10th Anniversary

Simon is happy to announce that he's now part of the amazing Mr. M's All Star Band. In addition to touring all over Germany, every year at Marc Marshall's fantastic festival "Mr. M's Jazz Club" in Baden-Baden, Germany, this band performs with different international guest stars. The band is a selection of Germany's most sought-after session musicians who Simon has always admired: Bruno Müller, Hendrik Soll, Frank Lauber, Christian Von Kaphengst and Hans Dekker.

Three Nights Of Music and Love

This year's guests were Wolfgang Haffner, Rhani Krija, Johnny Logan, Joo Kraus, Peter Fessler, Torsten Goods, Jeff Cascaro, Kim Sanders, Fola Dada, Lucia Cadotsch, Judy Niemack, Charles Simmons and Marc Secara. What a family. Certainly one of the highlights in Simon's career.

Dear friends, musicians and music lovers,

it's been a while since I have updated this page (except for the tourdates). I've been doing a lot of touring, preparation for upcoming projects, it's been an amazing summer. Spent my time on tours with Philip Lassiter, Pimpy Panda, Torsten Goods, Kirk Fletcher and recording the third Twogether album!!! I'm now studying Keyboards/Piano/Hammond at Codarts Conservatory in the beautiful city of Rotterdam - I just love it here!!!
Apart from that, there will be a lot of exciting things happening over the next months.

After a great success with the first album "Bamboolicious", the second Pimpy Panda album will be recorded in October. So watch out for an exciting, hip-shaking mix of neo-soul, funk, gospel and all-around awesomeness. Looking forward to that one! I'm proud to announce that there is going to be at least one of my original compositions on the album.

There are a couple of amazing tour legs with Kirk Fletcher as well as other exciting concerts like a show with my hero Dr. Lonnie Smith and the Jazz Orchestra Of The Concertgebouw. Check the tourdates page for more exciting shows and tours that you might wanna come and see!

The third album of my main project, Twogether, will be produced in fall too, in collaboration with producer/developer duo Bart Oostindie and Yves Dupuits. It will be a huge step forward from the last albums. Look out for a release in early 2017.

I'll try to keep everything up to date! Hope to see you all soon and keep spreading love through music - it is more important than ever before at the moment.


One of europe's leading keyboard magazines, "Tastenwelt", published a portrait/interview article about Simon, covering his career, first steps in music and all current projects and plans!!! Special thanks to Klaus Tenner for

writing this great article.

Click here to read the whole article online!!!

Merry Christmas everyone!!!!

Here's a little treat I produced for all of you - an own arrangement/recording video of "The Christmas Song", which is actually my favorite Christmas song.

New Video - live with Philip Lassiter


AUGUST 2015 - it's going DOWN!

Let me introduce this booty-shakin' collective with some of the greatest musicians I know!!! I have the honor of tickling the B3, Rhodes and some more keyboards in this project, founded by the amazing Daniel Hopf, one of my musical soulmates.

CHECK THIS OUT!!!! It's serious!

Upcoming projects and shows

July 2015 - I'm delighted to announce a very special period of gigs and projects in the upcoming month. So much exciting stuff going on. Check it out:

First of all, I'll be playing at the "Nils Landgren Jazz Youngsters" concert in Rüsselsheim, Germany, on July 1st, along with my musical soulmate Jerome Cardynaals (drums) and, of course, Mr Red Horn, Nils Landgren. Such an honor. Nils has been one of the first and most important of my musical influences.

Next, I'll be heading to Gaildorf, southern Germany, for a wonderful blues festival. I'll be doing two shows there on July 4, first with The Özdemirs feat. Simon Oslender and later on with Sugaray Rayford and his band from LA on the main stage. This is gonna be exciting - come out and hang! I'll be there from July 3rd thru 5th to see all the greats like Robert Cray, Mud Morganfield, Bruce Katz and many more.

Shortly after, I'll hit the studio with great friend and master bass player Jo Didderen and his current project - watch out for the release, this music is going to make you feel good!!! :-)

The next recording session will be in Mallorca, Spain, along with Julian Vaughn (drums) and a few more killer musicians. Julian has played with literally everyone including BB King, Albert King, Johnny Guitar Watson, Jack McDuff, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Jimmy McGriff and all the legends. What an honor to be a part of his project.

And now for something completely different. Beginning of August, I'll be on my way to Rome to perform during a vespers with Pope Francis on St. Peter's Square - 4th of August. Yes, it's true. Still can't believe that this is actually happening. I'll be joining Gregor Linßen and his band, we'll be playing for thousands of visitors from all over the world. So exciting!

Last, but definitely not least, we had the chance to invite Philip Lassiter for a special show in Mülheim, Germany. Philip is one of the world's leading trumpet players and horn arrangers, known for his exceptional work with Prince, Snarky Puppy, Jil Scott, Cory Henry and many more!!! The line up will consist of Hanno Busch (guitar), Daniel Hopf (bass), Jerome Cardynaals (drums) and myself on B3 and keyboards. You don't want to miss this special opportunity to see one of the funkiest dudes out there with such a band... Be there - August 8, SOL Kulturbar, Mülheim an der Ruhr.

All the best to you guys!

"Haute Cuisine"

June 2015 - I recently had the honor of composing and producing the score for this lovely short film by Handheld Cinema, a group of several fantastic young film makers. It was my first experience in the motion picture segment and I had a great time working on it. Let me know what you think and please vote for these guys during My Rode Reel, the world's biggest short film competition.

Happy New Year - full concert on YouTube

Twogether feat. Bruno Müller live at "Altes Pfandhaus" Köln (Cologne), Germany during JazzRockTV's 5th anniversary event! This was one of our favorite shows of 2014! Check out this full concert recorded by Martin Ernst and!
Thanks guys!

Twogether on TV - January 1st

We're proud to announce that L1 TV Limburg (NL) will broadcast our wonderful concert back in September featuring Madeline Bell (voc), Benjamin Herman (sax), Bruno Müller (git), Peter Hermesdorf (saxes), Marc Huynen (trp) and Jo Didderen (bass).
Jerome Cardynaals on the drums and yours truly on Hammond B3, Fender Rhodes and Grand Piano. Groovy stuff, soul, blues, ballads...
On January 1st, parts of this concert will be broadcasted at 17:54, 18:53 and 0:00! You don't want to miss that, beautiful production by Paul Versteegen Productions.
Available via live stream as well, world-wide!

Here's the trailer!

December - New Videos

New recording is online now!

Did a little tribute to Mr. David Benoit. Everything was played, recorded, mixed and mastered by yours truly in my humble home studio. The amazing Mitch Hillford did an great job on the guitar parts - thanks man! Please check it out and feel free to spread the word! Thanks!

SOUNDCLOUD - Simon Oslender - Freedom At Midnight (feat. Mitch Hillford)

full show online!!!

Have you ever wanted to attend a Twogether show but haven't had the opportunity yet? This here might be something for you: our full show at Altes Pfandhaus Köln (GER) feat. Bruno Müller (g) was recorded in HD by Martin Ernst's Turn up the volume and enjoy!
September 2014

of our concert on September 12!!!
Live from "Altes Pfandhaus",  Cologne, Germany
JazzRockTV 5 year Anniversary
Twogether feat. Bruno Müller and
HSK Trio


Special Concert "COME TWOGETHER"

Join us for an extraordinary concert event on September 25!
This is gonna be a celebration of groove-jazz, soul, funk and blues music with amazing special guests!

Simon Oslender - Hammond B3, Rhodes, Piano
Jerome Cardynaals - Drums


Bruno Müller - Guitar
Peter Hermesdorf - Sax
Jo Didderen - Bass


TWOGETHER 50|50 music video

CHECK THIS OUT GUYS! Brand new Twogether video feat. Bruno Müller, Peter Hermesdorf and Jo Didderen! Produced by Paul Versteegen!

HSK Trio feat. Simon Oslender "Rise Up" music video

Promotion and airplay of our new album!!!

3-5-2014 L1 Radio, "Hubert On The Air", 2 Twogether songs broadcasted
6-5-2014 Sublime FM NL, "Dutch Jazz" 10pm-11pm TUNE IN!!!
10-5-2014 L1 Radio, "Cultuurcafé" live performance & interview about 50|50

Tune in!

Release party
May 10, 2014
Club Vibes
Heerderdwarsstraat 29b
6224 LS Maastricht
The Netherlands
free admission
featuring Bruno Müller, Peter Hermesdorf and Jo Didderen

April 2014

Great news: we're almost done! With what? Yeeah, the new Twogether album "50|50". The release date will be announced very soon - watch out!
This is gonna be a hot hot hot release!

Second album coming out is HSK Trio's "Rise Up"! Another beautiful record that I've had the honor to lay down B3/keyboard tracks on. Looking forward to the release party/concert @ Blue Note Osnabrück (GER), April 24 - be there or be square! Groovy Jazz-Rock, Fusion and Funk - those guys know how to do it. Incredible!

At last, I'd really appreciate you leaving a "like" for our Twogether facebook page! Thx!

All the best,

January 2014

New video: Twogether feat. Peter Hermesdorf - Brothers! Enjoy!

Happy new year everyone!

It's the time of recording and producing at the moment! I am busy with loads of projects that are about to be finished. First of all, we are just preparing for the last recording session for Twogether's upcoming new album which will be released in spring. This record will consist of all original compositions and we have great special guests joining us, for example Bruno Müller (git)! Stay tuned.

Another great project is the second album of the great HopfSandKoke Osnabrooklyn Electric Trio! Those guys know how to groove! They asked me to join in for some tunes on their new album - I am extremely honored and looking forward to the release since we had a ball in the studio! Check them out!

Well, stay tuned - I'll let you know what happens!
See you at the upcoming gigs,

November 2013

Twogether feat. Bruno Müller in Cologne!

Big jam session at JazzOut Festival Heerlen with Artists like Ahsling Biscuit-Cole (singer Larry Graham&GCS) and more. Yours truly on B3!!!

October 2013


I am deeply honored to be nominated for the HAMMOND ORGAN HALL OF FAME! This is a true privilege - I can't find the appropriate words for it.

I really appreciate every single vote by 'liking' THIS picture on facebook.

Thank you all!



Great new gig announced: Twogether feat. the incredible Bruno Müller in the Stadtgarten, Cologne!! Keep November 7 free and stop by! Will be fantastic!

Interview on

Great news: I'll be featured on Carlo de Wijs' 'Hammond Alive' show on jazz Radio 6 NL (Sunday June 30) with a live interview and my favorite Hammond songs! What an honor! Looking forward! Internet streaming also available:

Great Studio session with Twogether and friends

21-06-2013 We had a fantastic studio recording session with some of our favorite musicians: Peter Hermesdorf (sax), Jo Didderen (bass) and Bruno Müller (guitar)! Great groove, good vibes, great people! Looking forward to the new Twogether&Friends album!
  • The great Bruno Müller laying down his trademark groove guitar playing! My favorite guitarist recording with us - what an honor!
    The great Bruno Müller laying down his trademark groove guitar playing! My favorite guitarist recording with us - what an honor!
  • B3, Rhodes, grand piano - what else could I whish for? :)
    B3, Rhodes, grand piano - what else could I whish for? :)
  • Marc Huynen was our sound engineer.
    Marc Huynen was our sound engineer.
  • B3 and Jerome's drum kit.
    B3 and Jerome's drum kit.
The great Bruno Müller laying down his trademark groove guitar playing! My favorite guitarist recording with us - what an honor!
The great Bruno Müller laying down his trademark groove guitar playing! My favorite guitarist recording with us - what an honor!

Incredible day with Dr. Lonnie Smith

18-05-2013 Another fantastic day together with my big hero and friend Dr. Lonnie Smith in Düsseldorf. It means so much to me. Thank you Lonnie, you always inspire me. I can't find words for this incredible honor. You always make me feel fantastic!

your "grandson" Simon :)

Amazing Show with WDR Big Band

12-04-2013 The production/gig with the WDR Big Band was an experience for a lifetime! I have never had such a wonderful gig! Completely sold-out Philharmonie Cologne (more than 2000 people), a wonderful band, a great Hammond RT3 (one-of-a-kind) and especially fantastic people!!! The whole WDR Big Band, Torsten Maaß, Max Mutzke, Butterscotch, Stefan Raab and many others - such amazing people!

A special big thank you to my friend and mentor Frank Chastenier - you are the best. Thank you so much for everything that you have done for me.

See the video Recording here!

News December 2012:

I am so proud and happy to announce that I am invited to play a very special gig with the "world's best big band" - the WDR Big Band! Just awesome!

News February 2013: New Twogether Video!

Twogether's original "Lørday" performed live in the studio!


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