Simon Purcell, jazz musician and educator, is best known as Head of Jazz at Trinity College of Music and member of the Pop and Jazz Steering Group for the Association of European Conservatoires.
Since 2009 Simon has been one of NYJO’s key advisers, particularly on Musical Policy matters, and also on NYJO’s relationships with Conservatoires and music colleges. He was the architect of NYJO’s Strategic Partnership with Conservatoires UK.
Still active as a performer, he has appeared with Red Rodney, Kenny Wheeler, Eddie Henderson, Stan Sulzman, Jean Toussaint and Julian Arguelles. His current quintet features Julian Siegel, Chris Batchelor and Gene Calderazzo.