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Simón Willson

Simón Willson is a Chilean-born, Brooklyn-based bassist and composer. As an eclectic and in demand sideman, he has toured with a host of different artists in Europe, the US, Canada, and South America. He has worked with a number of relevant jazz figures, such as Ethan Iverson, Rodney Green, Dave Douglas, Michael Blake, Steve Cardenas, Jim Black, Tim Miller, Jason Palmer, George Garzone, Frank Carlberg, among many others. In addition to his sideman work, he co-leads the bands Great on Paper, Family Plan, and Earprint. The latter won the “best debut album” category of the NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll in 2016. He can be heard on over twenty five records for labels such as Tzadik, Steeplechase, Newvelle. He recently recorded an album as a member of Dave Douglas’ Sextet and alongside GRAMMY award-winning guitar player Bill Frisell for pianist Elan Mehler's album TJ & the Revenge.

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