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Fretted,Fretless,Microtonal Guitarist/Composer/Arranger/Producer Simon C.F. Yu 余俊鋒 was born in Hong Kong, Feb 14 1987.

At 14, he was awarded the best guitarist price in a High School Band Competition.

At 17, he came to U.S. and study music in Berklee College of Music.

He studied with David Fiuczynski, Tim Miller, Mick Goodrick , Joe Lovano, George Garzone, Adam Rogers, Dodo Toru, Alain Mallet, David Gilmore, Rick Peckham, Dave Santoro, Ed Tomassi, Hal Crook, Steve Rochinski...etc.

He graduated in Dec 2007 majoring Performance and also Contemporary Writing and Production. He moved to Manhattan, New York on Spring 2008.

He performs worldwide with his groups:

Simon Yu’s Jazz/Funk Experiment Trio

C.P.U. aka Contemporary Players Union


CPU's Myspace

Performed in:


New York City: (The Annex, Minton's Playhouse, Bowery Poetry club, Crash Mansion...)

Boston: (Berklee Performance Center, Lily Pad, All Asia...)

LA: (B.B. King's Blues Club)


Tokyo: (Comfort Akasaka, Ikebukuro Miles Cafe)

Osaka: (Nu'Jazz thing, Another Dream)

Hiroshima: (Birds)


Hong Kong: (Hong Kong City Hall Theater, Sheung Wan Civic centre, Harbour City, Hard Rock Cafe...)

Shanghai: (Shanghai Concert Hall: Weekly Radio Concert -TV/Radio FM947 Broadcast)

Beijing: (Yugongyishan, The National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts, Bei Jing Contemporary music Academy)


American Festival of Microtonal Music 2007; -Band Member of David Fiuczynski’s “Micro Jam”

Hong Kong Dragon boat festival in New York 2007 and 2008; -Simon Yu’s Fusion Group

Fretless Guitar Festival in New York 2008; -Simon Yu’s Jazz/Funk Experiment Trio

Simon Yu’s Interview by RTHK

simon yu joined the JazzTimes community on May 01, 2009