Known throughout Southern California as an innovative and creative guitarist, Drew Simpson has established an impressive résumé with appearances alongside well-known musicians such as Wilton Felder, Terence Blanchard, Big Black, The Banda Brothers, Will Donato, Eddie Marshall, Llew Matthews, et. al.
Performing in a variety of styles – from Straight-Ahead to Contemporary Jazz and R&B to Latin Jazz – Simpson has had countless opportunities to perform in several popular events and venues including Catalina Bar & Grill, House of Blues, Spaghettini’s, Humphrey’s in San Diego, the Jazz Bakery, as well as appearances in Long Beach, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, and various Temecula Jazz Festivals.
As a successful and renowned guitarist, Drew Simpson has had the privilege of sharing the stage with many talented musicians, but this coming fall, Drew will be taking center stage with the release of his debut album “Noteworthy.” Featuring an array of talented performers, original compositions, and Drew’s expressive guitar playing, this highly anticipated album will certainly see success.
Drew Simpson appears regularly with his Contemporary Jazz and R&B Quartet as well as his Straight-Ahead group – head over to the calendar page to see when Drew is performing near you.
Drew Simpson: Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Electric Sitar
Alex Al: Electric Bass
Aaron Mason: Electric Bass
Larry Antonino: Acoustic Bass
Lance Lee: Drums
William "Bubba" Bryant: Drums
Munyungo Jackson: Percussion, Background Vocals
Bryan Brock: Percussion
Mark Stephens: Piano, Keyboards, Synthesizers, Organ
Stu Pearlman: Piano
Chris Bautista: Trumpet
Lynne Fiddmont: Lead & Background Vocals
Damon Dae: Lead & Background Vocals
Ellis Taylor: Lead & Background Vocals
Josman Mbella: Vocals
Produced by: Drew Simpson
Co-Produced by: Eric Ferguson
Mastered By: Dave Collins
Recorded & Mixed by: Eric Ferguson
Assistant Engineers: Matt Carruthers, Garret Camp, & Joshua Blanchard
Recorded at Castle Oaks Productions, Bluecup Music & Clearlake Audio
Graphic Design: Stacey Stanley, The Notepad
Photography: Kimberly Simpson, KimE-Photography