I am a percussionist actively performing in several genres including concert percussion, solo percussion, and drumset as well as klezmer and ragtime xylophone. You can download my complete music resume here.

I am also a composer and electronic musician, specializing in building electronic music software and hardware installations. I enjoy performing in non-traditional settings, and I am working closely with music collective I've recently founded harking back to the salons of the past where musicians and other artists perform, share, and discuss their art in living rooms.

I studied percussion with Michael Rosen at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and graduated with a B.M. in percussion performance. I double majored in TIMARA, Oberlin's new media and music technology program where I focused on creating music software and hardware and composition. Prior to Oberlin, I studied percussion with Keith Aleo at the New World School of the Arts in Miami, FL and the Interlochen Arts Camp.

On this page, you'll find recordings of concert percussion pieces I've performed as well as electronic pieces I've composed.

selected recordings

Electric Counterpoint, Steve Reich

Jonathan Simon, multitracked marimbas and bass marimbas

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13 Drums, Maki Ishii

Jonathan Simon, drums

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Histoire du Tango, Astor Piazzola

Jonathan Simon, marimba
Sarah Clemmens, flute

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Time for Marimba, Minoru Miki

Jonathan Simon, marimba

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Hanukah Klezmer, arr. Jonathan Simon

Jonathan Simon, xylophone soloist
Oberlin Percussion Group

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