Simon Arruda

Teacher and Musician in Brampton, Ontario, Canada

Simon Arruda

Teacher and Musician in Brampton, Ontario, Canada

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If you're looking to add a touch of class and calming ambiance to your event, consider having solo acoustic jazz.

Simon provides soothing, solo jazz guitar music with a touch of flamenco on a nylon string guitar. This lends to a soft sound that's great for putting guests at ease at any function. If you're looking for calming, non-intrusive music for your receiving line, cocktail party, wine and cheese events, corporate events and the like, then please click the "Hire Me" button for details!

Simon is a jazz artist working in the Greater Toronto Area. You can find him performing in cafés, lounges, receptions and corporate events. He has also worked as a choral accompanist, rock guitarist, and private instructor.

His influences include Lenny Breau, John Coltrane, Wes Montgomery, Ed Bickert, Ralph Towner, Pat Martino, Pat Metheny, Ben Monder, Kurt Rosenwinkel; to name a few.

His current plans are to generate public recognition and expand the number of his appearances in Toronto.

Since 2014, he has also been working as an instrumental music teacher for the Toronto Catholic District School Board.


"Simon did an amazing job playing at our son's baptismal party and exceeded any expectations we had. He was easy to communicate with and displayed a very high level of professionalism. Simon's music selection and playing was beautiful and always at the perfect volume level. He was flexible and very pleasant to work with. He was the "final touch" to our evening and really made the whole event come together. My guests were very impressed with Simon and I would hire him for our next event without hesitation."

Natasha I.

"I had a casual event with about 30 guests and once I booked with Simon, he was in constant communication with me regarding my event to ensure that the evening would go smoothly, including asking what songs I prefer, how he should dress (even

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