... 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

31
Jul
2019
United Kingdom Chester Storyhouse
with Rob Buckland and the Ensemble Deva String Quartet
8:00pm
Hunter Street
02
Aug
2019
United Kingdom Chester Storyhouse
with the Storyhouse Big Band
8:00pm
Hunter Street
05
Aug
2019
United Kingdom London Ronnie Scott’s
Gwilym Simcock Trio
6:00pm
47, Frith Street +44 (0)20 7439 0747
20
Aug
2019
United Kingdom Dorking Watermill Jazz Club
Gwilym Simcock Trio
8:00pm
Betchworth Park Golf Club, Reigate Road, Dorking RH4 1NZ 07415 815784
22
Aug
2019
Italy Roccella, Calabria Roccella Jazz Festival
Delta Saxophone Quartet ft Gwilym Simcock
8:00pm
Roccella Jonica Amphitheatre
29
Aug
2019
United Kingdom Ambleside Zeffirellis
Gwilym Simcock and friends
with Mike Walker and the Singh Quartet
7:30pm
Compston Road
30
Aug
2019
United Kingdom Ambleside Zeffirellis
Gwilym Simcock Solo Piano
7:30pm
Compston Road
31
Aug
2019
United Kingdom Ambleside Zeffirellis
Gwilym Simcock and friends
The Impossible Gentlemen revisited with Mike Walker on guitar Yaron Stavi on Bass, and two drummers Asaf Sirkis and Bernhard Schimpelsberger
7:30pm
Compston Road
01
Sep
2019
United Kingdom Ambleside Zeffirellis
Gwilym Simcock and friends
Ambleside Days Ensemble
7:30pm
Compston Road
26
Sep
2019
Ireland New Ross New Ross Piano Festival
Gwilym Simcock Solo Piano
8:00pm Admission: €20 full price €5 student.

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Latest releases

Gwilym Simcock & Yuri Goloubev

Reverie at Schloss Elmau

Gwilym Simcock and The Impossible Gentlemen

Internationally Recognised Aliens

Gwilym Simcock and The Impossible Gentlemen

The Impossible Gentlemen

Good Days At Schloss Elmau

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