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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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Gwilym Simcock, Pat Metheny, Linda Oh, Antonio Sanchez

Gwilym Simcock on tour again in Europe, US and Canada with Pat Metheny, Linda Oh and Antonio Sanchez

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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 was honoured in Washington D.C. as an NEA Jazz Master. Read More

Julian Joseph and Gwilym Simcock

Gwilym on BBC Radio 3 on 24th March playing Debussy

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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.

Listen live at 5.00 p.m. or catch up online at the BBC website.

Northern Chamber Orchestra

Gwilym playing 2 concerts with Northern Chamber Orchestra

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Gwilym  will be playing 2 concerts with the Northern Chamber Orchestra on January 12th and 13th 2018

Gwilym will be joining forces with the Northern Chamber Orchestra in January for two concerts featuring his music. On the 12th they will appear at the new Stoller Hall at Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester where Gwilym was a student and then on 13th at Macclesfield Heritage Centre.
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