Simon Read is a London based double bassist playing regularly throughout the city either with his own trio, the Adrian Cox Quartet, the Sam Leak Trio or gypsy jazz band Latchepen as well as many other groups.

Simon studied jazz at Leeds College of Music from 2009-2012 under the tutelage of Garry Jackson, Zoltan Dekany and Dave Kane. After graduating Simon set up his own group the Simon Read Octet which benefited from being part of Jazz North’s Northern Line scheme which enabled the group to play many gigs in the north of England. The group disbanded when Simon moved to London in September 2015.

Since moving to London Simon has integrated himself fully within the jazz scene enjoying a regular and busy gig schedule.