Luiz Simas - Brazilian composer

Luiz Simas is a native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He's been living in New York for many years. A renown composer, pianist and arranger, he writes music in a variety of Brazilian styles and for a variety of instruments.


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06 Sep 2023
Concert October 20 at Saint Francis Church in Manhattan
It's been a long time since my last posting, but that doesn't mean I haven't been busy. On the contrary, I've been composing many new pieces since then. I will do a very special solo piano concert on October 20 at the beautiful Saint Francis Church in New York, featuring selections of my seldom performed "Mata Atlântica (Atlantic Forest) Piano Suite". I'll write again later with more details about this concert.
16 May 2016
Concerts in Switzerland
For those of you in Switzerland: I'm on tour in Europe, playing in several places in Switzerland. I've already played in Sion and Neuchâtel.  If you want to check out some of my music, please come to one of my next concerts here: Thursday May 19 at the  Esse Musicbar   in Winterthur, and Thursday May 26 at  Quartiertreff Hirslanden   in Zurich. The program includes Brazilian music in general, and also many of my originals which I have made available at musicaneo. I ...
15 Nov 2015
"Piece of Cake": samba? classical? jazz? All of it?
Some of my piano pieces are mid tempo or slow, very melodic with interesting harmonies and reflecting my Brazilian heritage and other influences. However, once in a while my fingers start to itch :-), wanting to move very fast while have some fun doing it, so I came up with my newest piece: a super fast, electrifying, cheerful and a little crazy samba with touches of jazz and classical / impressionistic colors. I called it "Piece of Cake", with the alternative title in Portuguese "Essa é ...