Gwilym to play with Pablo Held at the Pizza Express Steinway Festival on 19th March
Gwilym has long been an admirer of Pablo Held but they have never played together. Both were very much influenced by the late John Taylor. This year they will be teaming up at the Steinway Festival on Tuesday 19th March at Pizza Express Jazz Club.
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.
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.
Gwilym played a solo piano concert at the amazing Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris on 3rd May 2018
Gwilym played a solo concert at the incredible Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris on 3rd May 2018. The spectacular building was designed by Frank Gehry and was opened in 2014 as a cultural centre for the citizens of Paris.
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”.
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
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.
Gwilym will be playing a special concert with guitarist Mike Walker and drummer Asaf Sirkis at Southport Festival
Gwilym will be playing a special concert with guitarist Mike Walker and drummer Asaf Sirkis at the Southport Festival on Friday 2nd Feb 2018 at 10:30 p.m.