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Dave Holland at Ambleside Festival 2017

Gwilym Simcock at Ambleside Festival

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Ambleside 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, James Maddran, Asaf Sirkus, John Halliwell, Gwilym Simcock,  Mike Walker, Nikki Iles, Mark Lockheart, Steve Watts, James Maddren, Asaf Sirkis, John Helliwell, Steve Watts, 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.

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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

Birdsong / Cân Yr Adar

Birdsong / Cân Yr Adar

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After a hectic September touring the US with Pat Metheny, a three week tour with The Impossible Gentlemen Gwilym is turning his hand to yet another creative project with Welsh singer Kizzy Crawford and players from Sinfonia Cymru. Birdsong / Can Yr Adar  tells a story through music inspired by Carngafallt, home to a complex ecosystem, which makes up some of the country’s rainforest territory and can be found near Powys. There are dates in Wales with a finale on 14th November at The Hampstead Arts Festival as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival. Read More

Gwilym Simcock, Pat Metheny, Linda Oh, Antonio Sanchez

Gwilym Simcock to join Pat Metheny Quartet

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Gwilym to play with Pat Metheny

Gwilym will be playing some interesting a varied concerts this Spring ahead of the exciting tour planned with jazz legend guitarist Pat MethenyPat has picked Gwilym for his new quartet with Linda Oh (bass) and Antonio Sanchez (drums) to tour all round the world from May this year.  Some of the dates have been announced, but many are still in the pipeline so do keep checking his website for more information as it comes in. Read More