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Birth Place: England
Years Active: 1972-1997
Genres: Chamber Jazz, Folk

The Penguin Cafe Orchestra was the creation of classically-trained guitarist, composer and arranger Simon Jeffes (Crawley, Sussex, England, 1949–1997). Jeffes and cellist co-founder Helen Liebmann were the only core members throughout its life; a number of other musicians appeared on the PCO's six studio albums according to the requirements of particular pieces. The PCO also toured extensively during the 80's and early 90's, and two albums, "When in Rome" (1988) and "Concert Program" (1995) captured the sound of the live ensemble. The Penguins' sound is not easily categorized, but has elements of exuberant folk music and a minimalist aesthetic occasionally reminiscent of composers such a... Continue Bio >>


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