... a formidable musician as well as a formidable pianist, with a feeling for the way harmony can create architecture as well as momentary colours – a rare gift

The Telegraph

Rises to the occasion with depth of feeling, nuance and technical brilliance.

The Independent

Adventurous yet as sophisticated and technically brilliant as ever, Gwilym Simcock’s latest album marks a new stage in his career.

The Evening Standard

Gwilym Simcock’s prodigious creations on the piano straddle the border between classical and jazz to mesmerising effect…a stupendous improviser and a remarkable musician all round

The Observer


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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 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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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. Read More


Upcoming concerts

Sep 2017
United Kingdom Kenilworth Kenilworth Arts Festival
Gwilym Simcock Solo Piano
8:00pm Admission: £12 + 1.20 booking fee. St John’s Church, Warwick Road
Sep 2017
Netherlands Breda Chasse Theater
Delta Saxophone Quartet ft Gwilym Simcock
Sep 2017
Germany Ulm Stadhaus Ulm
Duo with Yuri Goloubev
Sep 2017
Germany Reutlingen The Mu e.V.
Duo with Yuri Goloubev
8:00pm Der Pappelgarten, Marie-Curie-Str. 27
Sep 2017
United Kingdom London Kings Place
with Thomas Gould and Bernhard Schimpelsberger
8:00pm York Way

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Latest releases

Gwilym Simcock and The Impossible Gentlemen

The Impossible Gentlemen

Good Days At Schloss Elmau

Gwilym Simcock Blues Vignette

Blues Vignette


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