15 Apr 2019
A pleasure to be invited by the wonderful Judy Carmichael to waffle on about my musical life for her podcast. We talk Fats Waller, Tower of Power, coffee percolation, and feature my recordings with Joshua Bell and my jazz quartet.
14 Mar 2019
Pianist and composer Simon Mulligan features on Steinway & Sons’s promotional video for the Spirio r piano.
31 Jan 2019
Simon is just back from performing at California's NAMM show at the exclusive invitation of Steinway's owner, John Paulson. His performance of Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, (Simon's own arrangement) wowed the specially invited 450-strong audience at a private event for Steinway and Conn-Selmer. Simon was also invited to sit in with saxophonist Jessy J and her band, as well as for an arrangement of Ravel's Bolero, featuring the Steinway piano as well as many of Conn Selmer's instruments. Simon also joined clarinettist Julian Bliss for a truly virtuosic performance of Monti's Czardas. Simon is now preparing for upcoming recitals in Connecticut, an evening of Bill Solly's show tunes in New York with the composer/lyricist himself, a performance at Manhattan's famed Bemelman's Bar and a weekend of concerts with the Allentown Symphony.
30 Nov 2018
Simon’s latest recording features the beautiful melodies of Welsh composer Ivor Novello, whose music was made all the more popular by Robert Altman’s Oscar-winning film ‘Gosford Park’, with a screenplay by Julian Fellowes, (of Downton Abbey fame). Simon’s intimate adaptation of Novello’s music is garnering rave reviews and is sure to set the mood, be it relaxing, romantic or rousing.
8 Oct 2018
October sees the release of Glamorous Night, Simon's new compact disc recording for the Steinway label, featuring Simon's arrangements of Ivor Novello's beautiful melodies.
16 Jan 2017
Preparing my transcriptions and paraphrases on the music of Leonard Bernstein, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of his birth next year. Looking on are the two felines, Harvey and Hoagy, who seem non-deterred by the tri-tones.
16 Jan 2017
In discussion with Steinway & Sons for the release this year of a number of new albums. Some classical, some jazz - watch this space!
25 Jul 2016
Working on a new arrangement for inclusion in the upcoming Jazz Age Lawn Parties at Governor's Island with singer Gregory Moore.
14 Feb 2016
Simon continues his recording project on the Steinway Spirio piano at Steinway’s new Manhattan headquarters. You name it – Bach, Beethoven, boogie-woogie, blues, reggae, pop, classic jazz, folk tunes, film themes, Simon has recorded many many hours of music on Steinway’s high-definition playback piano. Click here to see and hear Simon perform at the London launch of the Spirio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0NdNQNpfK0