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Wolfgang Muthspiel

Gwilym on Tour this summer with Wolfgang Muthspiel Quintet

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Gwilym will be on back on tour with guitarist Wolfgang Muthspiel,  with his Rising Grace Project.

This tour will feature trumpeter Tim Hagans, bassist  Larry Grenadier and drummer  Jeff Ballard. Wolfgang’s latest release is with ECM Records “Rising Grace”. The tour will take the band to the Garana Festival in Timisoara, Romania, North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam,  Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, the Casa del Jazz in Rome, Judenburg in Germany and a visit to one of Gwilym’s favourite hotels – where he has recorded two albums – Schloss Elmau in southern Germany.

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Gwilym Simcock

Gwilym Simcock playing a short series of solo concerts in US and Canada

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Gwilym  will be playing a series of solo piano concerts in the US and Canada starting 23rd June

Gwilym starts a short solo tour of the US and Canada beginning at Rochester Jazz Festival and ending at Montreal Jazz Festival. In between he will visit Ann Arbor, Michigan, Cleveland, Ohio and Toledo, Ohio.  You can also catch him playing solo in the UK in September at the Kenilworth Festival in September.

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Dave Holland at Ambleside Festival 2017

Gwilym Simcock at Ambleside Days Festival

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Ambleside Days Festival in honour of John Taylor

 

August 31st – September 3rd 2017

Gwilym to play with Dave Holland in four “double bill” concerts at Ambleside Festival

The brand new Ambleside Festival will feature Dave Holland, Norma Winstone, Tim Garland,  Asaf Sirkis, John Halliwell, Gwilym Simcock,  Mike Walker, Nikki Iles, Mark Lockheart, Steve Watts, James Maddren, Darrell Hall and Joe Locke – all  musicians inspired by  the great British pianist John Taylor.

The concerts will take place over 4 days in the cinema at Zeffirelli’s and Gwilym will be playing on all four evenings. You can book your tickets now on the Ambleside Days website.

Ambleside and the surrounding area has been the creative inspiration for many great artists, poets and musicians over the centuries: Beatrix Potter, William Wordsworth, Thomas De Quincy, Samuel Coleridge, John Ruskin, Kurt Shwitters, Russell Mills and Steve Coogan.

Derek Hook has been running music concerts in Ambleside for many years and it was on his piano that John Taylor composed his famous suite “Ambleside Days”.

Upcoming concerts

31-03
Aug 2017
United Kingdom Ambleside Zeffirellis
Ambleside Days
7:30pm Compston Road

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Gwilym Simcock, Pat Metheny, Linda Oh, Antonio Sanchez

Gwilym Simcock on tour in Europe and US with Pat Metheny, Linda Oh and Antonio Sanchez

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Gwilym on tour in Europe and US with “An Evening with Pat Metheny”

Gwilym will be back on tour with jazz legend guitarist Pat Metheny.  The quartet includes Pat, Gwilym,  Linda Oh (bass) and Antonio Sanchez (drums).  The concert is called “An Evening with Pat Metheny” and features  many of the great classics from the Pat Metheny Real Book.  Most of the dates have been announced, but there are still a few in the pipeline so do keep checking the website for more information as it comes in. Read More

Thomas Gould

Gwilym Simcock/Thomas Gould

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Gwilym will be playing some concerts this Spring with fabulous violinist Thomas Gould.

Hear them in Manchester, London, Bradford on Avon and Hull.
Thomas Gould and Gwilym will play an eclectic mix of Bach, arranged as only Gwilym can, alongside more contemporary jazz pieces.  In Manchester they will be appearing at the new Stoller Hall at Chetham’s School of music with Salford guitarist Mike Walker with whom Gwilym plays in The Impossible Gentlemen.  In London these three musicians will be joined by bassist Martin Berauer and percussionist Bernhard Schimpelsberger at Thom’s old school UCS in Hampstead. Check Tour dates for details.

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Birdsong / Cân Yr Adar

Gwilym on BBC Radio 4

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Gwilym will be on BBC Radio 4 on Sunday 22nd January at 4 p.m. talking about his latest project “Birdsong” with Welsh singer songwriter Kizzy Crawford.  Kizzy Crawford returns to the RSPB nature reserve at Carngafallt in Mid Wales, where she was inspired to create “Can Yr Adar – Birdsong” with Gwilym and members of Sinfonia Cymru. Read More