... 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

Gwilym is one of the most exceptional musicians that I have ever known..he's a really significant force in music

Pat Metheny

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

Gwilym Simcock  

21
May
2024
United Kingdom York National Centre for Early Music
Lighthouse Trio
7:30pm Admission: £19.00 (£17.00 concessions | £7.00 under 35).
St Margaret’s Church Walmgate 01904 658338
24
May
2024
United Kingdom Manchester Stoller Hall
Lighthouse Trio
Part of the Manchester Jazz Festival
8:00pm
Chetham’s School of Music, Long Millgate
30
May
2024
United Kingdom London Kings Place
Lighthouse Trio
8:00pm
York Way
22
Jun
2024
United States Rochester, New York Rochester Jazz Festival
Duo with Tommy Smith
6:00pm
Christ Church, 141 East Ave
22
Jun
2024
United States Rochester, New York Rochester Jazz Festival
Duo with Tommy Smith
9:00pm
Christ Church, 141 East Ave
26
Jun
2024
Germany Hamburg Jazz Baltica
with Emma Rawicz
6:00pm
26
Jul
2024
United Kingdom London, London Pizza Express Jazz Club
with Emma Rawicz
7:00pm Admission: £30.
10 Dean Street
26
Jul
2024
United Kingdom London, London Pizza Express Jazz Club
with Emma Rawicz
9:30pm Admission: £25.
10 Dean Street
27
Jul
2024
United Kingdom Worcester Three Choirs Festival
with Thomas Gould
Corelli Sonata Op 5 No 1 Arvo Pärt Fratres Corelli Sonata Op 5 No 9 Purcell Dido’s Lament Corelli Sonata Op 5 No 12 ‘La Folia’
2:30pm Admission: £32, £26, £12, Under 25s Free.
St Martin’s Church
29-01
Aug
2024
United Kingdom Ambleside Zeffirellis
Ambleside Days Jazz Festival
7:30pm
Compston Road

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Latest releases

Quartet Quintet

Quartet Quintet

Near and Now

Near and Now

Birdsong/Can Yr Adar

Birdsong/Can Yr Adar

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

Let’s Get Deluxe

complete discography