Gwilym has just been named Artist of the Year by one of the UK’s leading Jazz portals, London Jazz News. Their annual list is naming and proclaiming musicians and bands who have somehow left their mark this year, with contributions from a wide range of jazz people: musicians, writers, promoters from the UK, France, Germany, and South Africa.

The 2016 contributions have been compiled by Peter Bacon.

Gwilym Simcock — Artist of the Year

A world tour and recording as part of Pat Metheny’s quartet, a third Impossible Gentlemen album and tour (album launch review here), releasing his arrangements of King Crimson for saxophone quartet, writing a suite inspired by a Welsh rainforest and a BBC Radio 3 Composer Of The Week appearance behind him in 2016 alone, as a player and composer Gwilym just keeps on searching higher and getting better — Peter Bacon

All 2016 winners


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