German television station WDR aired a portrait/feature about Simon on July 30.
"Das Wunderkind und die Stars"
The feature includes concert footage of Bill Evans & The Spy Killers! feat. Nils Landgren live at Dürener Jazztage, Germany as well some excerpts from interviews with
Bill Evans, Nils Landgren and Wolfgang Haffner.
July 3rd, 2019
Saxophone legend Bill Evans' brand new band "Bill Evans & The Spy Killers!"
feat. Wolfgang Haffner, Gary Grainger and Simon Oslender celebrates an exclusive pre-release of their album "Live Down Under", recorded at Bird's Basement, Melbourne, Australia in October 2018. Only available on their europe summer tour! Stay tuned for the official release date.
May 17, 2019
Intimate live recordings from 50. Jazzwoche Burghausen put together by Roland Spiegel.
Simon Oslender Trio
(with Wolfgang Haffner - dr, Jean-Philippe Wadle - b)
and special guests Paul Heller (sax) and Alma Naidu (voc)
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.
March 31st, 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.
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.
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!