Jeffes, Simon

Simon Jeffes


The Briton Simon Jeffes grew up in Canada and studied classical guitar in London. However, he soon became interested in pop music and non-European ethno music, which he met in 1972 on a trip to Japan. He then founded the Penguin Cafe Orchestra, where he also performed as an outstanding ukulele and cuatro player. He also worked as a composer and music producer. He used minimalist and repetitive patterns and motifs from ethno music. Especially well known was Paul's Dance . This style is continued today by his son Arthur Jeffes as Penguin Cafe.

Bilder und Videos

Paul's Dance

Isle of View (Music for Helicopter Pilots)

About Simon Jeffes, Telephone and rubber band


Portrait (1994)