After a star-studded childhood career as a treble, Simon Woolf went to
an opposite pole of the musical world, becoming a jazz bassist. He
regularly performs with many of the top London players, notably as part
of Andy Panayi's Mulligan-infIuenced quartet, as well as backing
visiting Americans. He has a distinguished freelance career which
includes stints with Bobby Wellins, Bill le Sage, Dave Cliff, John
Critchinson, cornettist Ruby Braff and singer Weslia Whitfield.
As well as working with Andy Panayi's Quartet, he is also a regular
member of bands led by pianist Peter Jacobsen and Geoff Simkins. Recordings
include a trio with Harry Allen and Howard Alden and an appearance on
Steve Melling's recent release. He also composes, plays piano and
sousaphone, teaches jazz bass at both Trinity and Royal Colleges of
Music and is a regular contributor to 'Doublebassist' magazine.