Simon Mastri is an unconventional jazz bassist. Influenced by Bach to Stan Getz, and Fela Kuti to Johnny Cash, Mastri fuses various musical genres to create a unique sound. Although classically trained by the principle bass player for the Cleveland Orchestra, Simon gained an interest in Jazz while attending The Music Settlement. He created his own combo and began gigging in Cleveland at venues including Nighttown. Currently, Simon attends The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in NYC.