... 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

 

News

2016 Final BBC Young Jazz Musician

Gwilym’s Trio at BBC Young Jazz Musician Final 24th November

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Gwilym’s trio at QEH for BBC Young Jazz Musician final

Gwilym is delighted that again his band will back the finalists in this year’s BBC Young Jazz Musician.  This year it will be part of the EFG London Jazz Festival, at the Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall.

This year’s finalists will perform with Gwilym,  jazz bassist and composer Paula Gardiner and jazz drummer and composer Asaf Sirkis.

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Joe Locke, Gwilym Simcock

Johannes Berauer’s Hourglass plus Gwilym with Joe Locke

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Johannes Berauer’s Hourglass launch plus Gwilym with Joe Locke at Kings Place

Gwilym will play a set with vibraphonist Joe Locke at Kings Place on 5th September before the album launch of a new album out on Basho “Hourglass” featuring new music by Austrian composer Johannes Berauer.  Gwilym also features in the Hourglass quintet together with Mike Walker on guitar, Thomas Gould on violin, Martin Berauer on electric bass and Bernard Schimpelsberger on percussion and drums.
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Birdsong Album Launch at Hampstead Arts

Rave Reviews for Birdsong

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Gwilym’s recent release with Kizzy Crawford and Sinfonia Cymru has been getting some great reviews. 5 stars in BBC Music Magazine who called the album “a simply beautiful concept daringly executed”. Peter Quinn in Jazzwise called the album “one of the year’s most beautiful, surprising and joyous releases”.
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Upcoming concerts

09-10
Jan
2019
Japan Nagoya Blue Note Nagoya
PAT METHENY “A NIGHT OF DUOS & TRIOS” with Linda May Han Oh & Gwilym Simcock
5:30pm
11-14
Jan
2019
Japan Tokyo Blue Note Tokyo
PAT METHENY “A NIGHT OF DUOS & TRIOS” with Linda May Han Oh & Gwilym Simcock
5:30pm
28
Feb
2019
United Kingdom Sheffield Firth Hall
Gwilym Simcock Solo Piano
7:30pm
Firth Court, Sheffield University
03
Mar
2019
United States Ann Arbor, Michigan Kerrytown Concert Hall
Gwilym Simcock Solo Piano
8:00pm
04
Mar
2019
United States New York City, NY Dizzy’s
Gwilym Simcock Solo Piano
8:00pm

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Latest releases

Birdsong/Can Yr Adar

Birdsong/Can Yr Adar

Gwilym Simcock and The Impossible Gentlemen 'Let's Get Deluxe'

Let’s Get Deluxe

Gwilym Simcock Instrumation

Instrumation

Gwilym Simcock & Yuri Goloubev

Reverie at Schloss Elmau

complete discography