Album launch dates 10/11/12/13 May. The Birdsong project has finally been recorded 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. Thanks are due to The Hampstead Arts Festival, PRS Foundation and Sinfonia Cymru who have generously funded this recording. Read More
Birdsong / Can Yr Adar Album Out Now!
The long awaited album with Kizzy Crawford and Gwilym with the Sinfonia Cymru is out next month and albums can be pre-ordered now at Jazzcds. More information and links to samples on the Birdsong page.
“the gorgeous melodies of Kizzy Crawford combine with the exquisite arrangements and production of Gwilym Simcock to produce one of the year’s most beautiful, surprising and joyous releases”. Peter Quinn, Jazzwise, 4 stars Recommended
Gwilym will be playing a solo piano concert at the amazing Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris on 3rd May 2018
Gwilym will the playing a solo concert at the incredible Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris on 5th May 2018. Tickets go on sale on 24th October 2017. The spectacular building was designed by Frank Gehry and was opened in 2014 as a cultural centre for the citizens of Paris.
Gwilym on tour in Europe, US and Canada 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. Do check the dates for more information. On April 16th Pat Metheny will be honoured in Washington D.C. as an NEA Jazz Master. Read More
Gwilym to play on BBC Radio 3 on 24th March as part of the Debussy celebrations
Julian Joseph will present Gwilym’s jazz influenced version of Debussy’s Children’s Corner Suite specially arranged for piano, saxophone and string quartet. The piece was recorded at the BBC’s studios in Salford and features Simmy Singh (violin), Lucy McKay (violin), Francesca Gilbert (viola), Rachel Shakespeare (cello), Rob Buckland (soprano and tenor saxes) and Gwilym Simcock on grand piano.
As part of the BBC Radio 3‘s 70th anniversary Gwilym was chosen to appear on “Composer of the Week” in a live show that was broadcast from the pop up booth at the Royal Festival Hall at London’s Southbank Centre. Find out more here.