So, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor in August 2012.  A lot has happened since then.  I am now not on any chemotherapy or radiotherapy.  The oncologist has given me not so long to live.  But I am still fighting it.  Gosh, I wish I still looked like the picture on the right there :-) Bit fatter and my legs are all wobbly - can’t walk very far :-)

But I am still making music - I am currently mixing down the music for an album of big band music that I have written over the last two years for the Straight No Chaser Big Band that we will be selling at the Brunswick Venue in Hove on 8th December - details here.

I am also writing the music for the Studio 9 Big Band Orchestra which will be being performed at The Old Market in Hove on 8th February 2014 - more details as I have them.  The music is based on the words of the great Sufi poet Rumi and is called ‘Only Breath’.  It should be a great  show, based on not only my music but that of others (Maria Scheider, David Beebee etc).

You can still hear my music at



Simon D’souza
saxophonist, composer, educator, 
music technologist, multi instrumentalist

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