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Aico Simon is a Japanese singer-songwriter, performer, and vocal producer based in Southern California who has tremendous passion for Latin music. She has collaborated with artists and bands from the United States, Cuba, Mexico and Japan. Aico has performed nationally and internationally at various music festivals, night clubs and events. She discovered her passion for Latin music when she heard the music featured in the documentary film; “Buena Vista Social Club”. She came to the United States to pursue a career in music; and remains one of the few Asian women performing in this genre. Aico believes that Latin rhythms have a special quality that instantly connect people across borders, regardless of gender or age. Aico uses her music to manifest joy and happiness. Anyone listening to the music will feel connected to the love that we all share. In 2012, Aico formed an association with Latin Grammy nominated artist Manny Cepeda Orchestra that led her to take over the role of lead vocalist. In 2019, she became an independent singer songwriter. That same year, she released her first single “Habana”.

Recent collaborations include vocal contributions to Project Neon, a Latin tribute to Japanese city pop produced by Willy Calderon. Two of the songs that have been released are; "Stay with Me" (cover by Miki Matsubara) and "Plastic Love" (cover by Mariya Takeuchi). These music videos have been viewed 332,000 times worldwide. A third song by Project Neon; “Midnight Pretenders” (cover by Tomoko Aran) will be released in 2024. Aico continues to produce her own original music. Her latest release is planned for early summer 2024.



  • 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 Festival, 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


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

  • Sycuan Casino Resort, San Diego CA

  • Bastards Canteen, Temecula, 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

  • Don Cesar, Yokohama Japan

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