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Eddie Daniels

11th February 2012


Simon was invited to appear with one of his heroes, the great jazz clarinetist Eddie Daniels. Simon featured in a masterclass during the afternoon and then was invited to play with Eddie for the concert in the evening. In Simon’s opinion, Eddie is the best Jazz clarinetist in the world today and to quote Simon "Eddie is the reason and motivation behind my jazz clarinet playing. There’s simply no-one who can touch him for tone, technique and musicality. The guy is a living legend and to share a stage and trade licks with him was one of the high points of my musical career so far!”

However, it seems the compliments were not just one-way. As Eddie said of Simon "You are a living example of what it is to be a great musician. You play beautifully!”


Simon Bates & Eddie Daniels








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