Simon Harding is a professional musician, composer, arranger, and educator based in the Midwest. As an in demand saxophone and flute performer, he’s shared the stage with Darius Rucker, Ben Folds, The O.J.’s, the Tommy Dorsey band, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and many more.
He was a member of the Charleston Jazz Orchestra for years and since moving to the midwest is currently a member of the Iowa Jazz Composers Orchestra, the Jon Ailabouni Quintet, Triology and many other ensembles.
He’s performed at the Spoleto USA festival, Piccolo Spoleto Festival, Sturgis Falls, the Cedar Basin Music Festival, was a featured artist for the Charleston Jazz Festival and also one of seven U.S. guest artists selected to perform in El Salvador with the National Youth Symphony.
When he’s not performing or practicing, he spends time restoring and repairing woodwind instruments at J&H Winds, a shop he co-owns with Jimmy Jensen.