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    Simon Zauels began playing the cello at the age of 6. After 10 years of cello lessons and two more years at the Landesmusikgymnasium Montabaur, he switched from cello to electric bass due to new musical interests. This was followed by jazz studies at both the Hochschule für Musik Saar and the Musikhochschule in Mannheim and the Popakademie there.  His bass teachers include: Marius Goldhammer, Stefan Scheib, Dave King, Philipp Rehm, Bernhard Meyer and Kai Eckhardt. With the latter, he was allowed to study at the "Jazz Conservatory" in Berkeley California. 

     Today, Zauels plays in bands of various styles. His spectrum ranges from performances with traditional world music bands, which gave him the opportunity to play international concerts even in Uzbekistan, to the world music - fusion band Pulse Project, a formation that has already won several prizes and scholarships and therefore received performances with the choir of the Elbphilharmonie, as well as an invitation from the UNESCO Commission, to his own founded jazz-rock band Sameka or Venerem, an ensemble that "reinvents" early music. 

      In addition, he has performed several times with the Orchestra of the Saarland State Theater, at the Jazz Rally Düsseldorf, at the "Jazzopen" Stuttgart and at the North Sea Jazz Festival.  His works on cruiseships have taken him all over Asia, Scandinavia as well as around the British Isles.

     He was involved in several album productions as an electric bass player: he played on two albums of the big band Silent Explosion Orchestra, the album "early art music" of the band Venerem. as well as the first album of the band Pulse Project.

In 2021 he recorded his debut album as a bandleader and composer "Introducing Sameka".

      Also in the same year, he completed his jazz master's degree at the Mannheim University of Music and Performing Arts.

In November 2022 his Band Sameka has been selected among the last six bands in the FUTURE SOUNDS Contest by a jury, which allowed them to perform at the Leverkusener Jazztage.

In the second annual issue of the bass magazine "Der BassProfessor", a four-page interview with Simon Zauels was published in December 2022.

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