Guitarist and composer Simon Henneman is one busy dude. A long time mainstay in many of Seattle's creative and improvised music communities he genre hops like nobody's business. You'll find him making Soviet 8 bit No Wave noises with Diminished Men today and playing Sun Ra and Sly Stone riffs with Wayne Horvitz's giant conduction big band Electric Circus tomorrow, then the next week playing outlaw country with Contraband Countryband or covering a Frank Zappa record in it's entirety.


In addition to many tributes, one offs, and his work as a sideman he is the leader of the avant rock power trio Cantrip, the guitarist for acoustic  jazz trio New Series One, bass VI player with the post-surf trio Diminished Men, lead guitarist for  outlaw country psychos Contraband Countryband, and the composer and director of the Meridian Big Band. 

"...Chops and flair for alluring arrangements and nocturnal moods"

                                                             - Dave Segal, The Stranger

© 2018 by Simon Henneman