Jean-Pierre Simons / About
JEAN-PIERRE SIMONS is an international artist from Cameroon by way of Paris, France. His music experiences began early in life, performing at annual school and community feasts. At 15, he formed a band and used all of his free time endeavoring in music composition and song writing. In 1974, he joined a semi-professional orchestra playing for feasts and marriages. Later selected as lead vocalist in the junior college band, “Lycee Polyvalent’s Band”, Jean-Pierre also performed regularly at weekly jam sessions sponsored by the French Cultural Center in Douala. He was voted “ Best New Artist” for four consecutive weeks. This became the catalyst for his professional career.
Jean-Pierre’s big break came in 1977 when he was contracted to perform as lead vocalist at “CLUB LA JUNGLE”, a renowned Cameroon area hot spot. A “ LA JUNGLE” regular for four years, in 1981 Jean-Pierre traveled to Europe and accepted the honor to matriculate at “L’ECOLE NORMALE DE MUSIQUE ALFRED CORTOT”, a prestigious Parisian conservatory on Boulevard Malesherbes. There, he studied harmony, Solfeggio and later endeavored in Arranging...
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