Biography

Aico Simon is a Japanese singer-songwriter based in Southern California who has collaborated with artists from the United States, Cuba, Mexico and Japan. 

 

She has performed nationally and internationally at various music festivals, night clubs and events. She has appeared at more than 450 events such as shows at The Granada LA, The San Diego Cuban Salsa Congress, Gator By The Bay and many local bars and restaurants.

Aico also served as the lead vocalist in the Grammy nominated Salsa band for over 8 years.

Inspired by artists such as Omara Portuondo, Celia Cruz, Buena Vista Social Club, Benny Moré and others, her music connects with audiences across all borders. Aico’s music is a manifestation of her unique life experience, combining elements of J-Pop, Salsa, Timba, Reggaeton and traditional Cuban music into a whole new genre; one that transcends cultures around the world. Anyone who listens to her music will be deeply impressed by the love of life and fundamental joy of the Cuban people that is ever-present in Aico’s compositions and performances. 

Her first single "Habana" is now available on my website, Spotify, YouTube and Apple Music.

Venues

  • The Granada LA, Alhambra, CA

  • Fox Channel 8, San Diego CA

  • Anthology (Music Box), San Diego CA

  • Gator by the bay Festival, San Diego CA

  • Horton Grand Theatre, San Diego CA

  • ArtWalk, San Diego CA

  • Seven Grand, San Diego CA

  • Harrah’s Casino, Funner CA

  • Café Sevilla, San Diego CA

  • Tango Del Rey, San Diego CA

  • Salucita Bar and Grill, Bonita CA

  • The Headquarters at Seaport San Diego CA

  • The Cuban Salsa Congress, San Diego CA

  • Chula Vista Harbor Festival, Chula Vista CA

  • Balboa Park December Nights, San Diego CA

  • The Grand Del Mar Hotel “Club M”, Del Mar CA

  • National City Big Bay Ballroom, National City CA

  • Fiesta Old Town Cinco de Mayo, San Diego CA

  • Queen's Bee's Art  & Cultural Center, San Diego CA

  • Liberty Station Public Market, San Diego CA

  • Little Italy Piazza della Famiglia, San Diego CA

  • San Diego LGBT COMMUNITY CENTER, San Diego CA

  • The Lot, La Jolla & Liberty Station San Diego CA

  • Nueva Luna, Monterrey Mexico

  • Epicentro, Monterrey Mexico

  • Barrio Morelos, Torreon Mexico

  • Taberna La Canchánchara, Trinidad Cuba

  • La Bodeguita Del Medio, Trinida Cuba

  • Tarbena La Botija, Trinidad Cuba

  • Palenque de los Congos Reales, Trinida Cuba

  • Spain Fair (Feria de Abril), Odaiba Tokyo Japan

  • Nirvana bar and lounge, Roppongi Tokyo Japan