... 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

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Wolfgang Muthspiel

Gwilym on Tour this summer with Wolfgang Muthspiel Quintet

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Gwilym will be on back on tour with guitarist Wolfgang Muthspiel,  with his Rising Grace Project.

This tour will feature trumpeter Tim Hagans, bassist  Larry Grenadier and drummer  Jeff Ballard. Wolfgang’s latest release is with ECM Records “Rising Grace”. The tour will take the band to the Garana Festival in Timisoara, Romania, North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam,  Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, the Casa del Jazz in Rome, Judenburg in Germany and a visit to one of Gwilym’s favourite hotels – where he has recorded two albums – Schloss Elmau in southern Germany.

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Gwilym Simcock playing a short series of solo concerts in US and Canada

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Gwilym  will be playing a series of solo piano concerts in the US and Canada starting 23rd June

Gwilym starts a short solo tour of the US and Canada beginning at Rochester Jazz Festival and ending at Montreal Jazz Festival. In between he will visit Ann Arbor, Michigan, Cleveland, Ohio and Toledo, Ohio.  You can also catch him playing solo in the UK in September at the Kenilworth Festival in September.
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Gwilym Simcock, Pat Metheny, Linda Oh, Antonio Sanchez

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

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Gwilym on tour in Europe and US 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.  Most of the dates have been announced, but there are still a few in the pipeline so do keep checking the website for more information as it comes in. Read More

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Gwilym Simcock at Ambleside Days Festival

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Ambleside Days Festival in honour of John Taylor

August 31st – September 3rd 2017

Gwilym to play with Dave Holland in four “double bill” concerts at Ambleside Festival

The brand new Ambleside Festival will feature Dave Holland, Norma Winstone, Tim Garland,  Asaf Sirkis, John Halliwell, Gwilym Simcock,  Mike Walker, Nikki Iles, Mark Lockheart, Steve Watts, James Maddren, Darrell Hall and Joe Locke – all  musicians inspired by  the great British pianist John Taylor. Read More

Thomas Gould

Gwilym Simcock/Thomas Gould

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Gwilym will be playing some concerts this Spring with fabulous violinist Thomas Gould.

Hear them in Manchester, London, Bradford on Avon and Hull.
Thomas Gould and Gwilym will play an eclectic mix of Bach, arranged as only Gwilym can, alongside more contemporary jazz pieces.  In Manchester they will be appearing at the new Stoller Hall at Chetham’s School of music with Salford guitarist Mike Walker with whom Gwilym plays in The Impossible Gentlemen.  In London these three musicians will be joined by bassist Martin Berauer and percussionist Bernhard Schimpelsberger at Thom’s old school UCS in Hampstead. Check Tour dates for details.

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Upcoming concerts

Gwilym Simcock  

06
Jul
2022
United Kingdom London Royal Academy of Music
Gwilym Simcock and friends
Piano maestro Gwilym Simcock presents an exciting programme with students from the Timpani and Percussion Department.
6:30pm
09
Jul
2022
United Kingdom Buxton Buxton Festival
The Impossible Gentlemen
3:00pm Admission: £20.
The Palace Hotel, Palace Rd,
15
Aug
2022
Germany Berlin Konzerthaus Berlin
With O/Modernt / Nils Landgren / Hugo Ticciati
Milestones Hugo Ticciati violin/artistic director Nils Landgren trombone Gwilym Simcock piano/arrangements Jordi Carrasco Hjelm double bass Robert İkiz drums
8:00pm
01
Sep
2022
United Kingdom Ambleside Zeffirellis
Gwilym Simcock and friends
Set One HERMINE DUERLOO: CHROMATIC HARMONICA GWILYM SIMCOCK: PIANO MIKE WALKER: GUITAR Set Two GWILYM SIMCOCK: PIANO MIKE WALKER: GUITAR HERMINE DUERLOO: CHROMATIC HARMONICA, MARCIO DOCTOR: PERCUSSION STEVE WATTS DOUBLE BASS , and special guests
7:30pm
Compston Road
02
Sep
2022
United Kingdom Ambleside Zeffirellis
Gwilym Simcock and friends
Opening set ZSOFIA BOROS: GUITAR Intermission Set Two TIM GARLAND: Weather Walker Trio with special guests TIM GARLAND: SAXOPHONES ASAF SIRKUS: DRUMS AND PERCUSSION GWILYM SIMCOCK: PIANO
7:30pm
Compston Road
03
Sep
2022
United Kingdom Ambleside Zeffirellis
The Impossible Gentlemen
Sketches Of a Printmaker Norma Winstone – Vocals Nikki Illes – Piano Steve Watts – Double Bass Ian Thomas – Drums Marcio Doctor – Percussion Mike Walker – Guitar and guests Intermission The Impossible Gentlemen Mike Walker – Guitar, Gwilym Simcock – Piano, Laurence Cottle – Bass Guitar, Ian Thomas – Drums, and guests
7:30pm
Compston Road
04
Sep
2022
United Kingdom Ambleside Zeffirellis
Gwilym Simcock and friends
£45 A celebration of the festival in two parts featuring: Mike Walker – Guitar, Hermine Duerloo – Harmonica, Marcio Doctor percussion, Gwilym Simcock – Piano, Norma Winstone – Vocals Frank Harrison- Piano, Tim Garland – Sax, Asaf Sirkis – Drums, Laurence Cottle – Bass, Ian Thomas – Drums, Zsofia Boros – Guitar, Steve Watts – Double Bass
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

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