... 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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Dave Holland at Ambleside Festival 2017

Gwilym Simcock at Ambleside Days Festival this weekend

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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

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 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. Read More

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

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Upcoming concerts

09
Dec 2017
United Kingdom Bradford on Avon Wiltshire Music Centre
Gwilym Simcock jazz octet with members of the Wiltshire Youth Jazz Orchestra and WMC Chorus
7:30pm Admission: Tickets: £18 Students: £9 Under 18s: £9. Ashley Road 01225 860100
12
Jan 2018
United Kingdom Manchester Stoller Hall
Gwilym Simcock with Northern Chamber Orchestra
Simcock – Cumbrian Thaw for piano and strings Debussy arr Simcock – Children’s Corner 7:30pm Admission: £25, £18, £12. Chetham’s School of Music, Long Millgate
13
Jan 2018
United Kingdom Macclesfield Macclesfield Heritage Centre
Gwilym Simcock with Northern Chamber Orchestra
Simcock – Cumbrian Thaw for piano and strings Debussy arr Simcock – Children’s Corner 7:30pm Roe Street
22
Jan 2018
United Kingdom Shoreham Ropetackle Arts Centre
Duo with Yuri Goloubev
South Coast Jazz Festival 8:00pm Box office: 01273 464440. 01273 464440
02
Feb 2018
United Kingdom Southport, Lancs Southport Jazz Festival
Gwilym Simcock/Mike Walker/Asaf Sirkis
10:30pm Royal Clifton Hotel

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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

Perception

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