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Gwilym Simcock

Pianist

About the artist

Gwilym Simcock

“Simcock’s playing has an iridescent quality; dense harmony and rhythmic surety allied to classical training lends it poise and gravitas. His improvisation exhibits the crystalline, halting touch of Keith Jarrett and indicates that, for all his chops, Simcock has that attribute, not so common in jazz, to significantly rein in licks and let the mood exquisitely resonate” Downbeat 2017

Winner of many awards for his playing and composition Gwilym Simcock moves effortlessly between jazz and classical creating a sound that is very much his own. He works with orchestras, choirs, big bands, small ensembles and musicians from all areas of music including jazz, folk, pop and classical combining through-composed elements with improvisation.

Described as a pianist of ‘exceptional’, ‘brilliant’ and ‘dazzling’ ability, he is renowned for his solo performances, releasing a Barclaycard Mercury nominated solo album ‘Good Days at Schloss Elmau” on ACT in 2011 which was lauded as “dazzlingly fresh”, “world class”, “stupendous” “phenomenal” “a cause for huge celebration”. His music is widely acclaimed as ‘engaging, exciting, often unexpected, melodically enthralling, complex yet hugely accessible’, and above all ‘wonderfully optimistic’.

Gwilym is often on radio and TV including The Proms on BBC2 TV, as guest presenter on ‘Saturday Classics’ and “Composer of the Week” on BBC Radio 3, and with the finalists at the first BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year Awards on BBC4 TV. In 2018 he is Artist in Residence with the NDR Big Band.

In 2014 he released two highly acclaimed albums on ACT “Instrumation” with the City of London Sinfonia and “Reverie at Schloss Elmau” a duo with his long time collaborator bassist Yuri Goloubev. Gwilym co-leads Anglo-American Supergroup ‘The Impossible Gentlemen’ (with Mike Walker, Steve Rodby and Adam Nussbaum) who were nominated as Best Ensemble in the 2013 Parliamentary Jazz Awards. He is currently touring the world with US guitar legend Pat Metheny’s new quartet. He is Professor of Jazz Piano at his alma mater The Royal Academy of Music.

“No young musician outside the pop world has moved as fast into the upper reaches of his profession as Simcock”. Stuart Nicholson, Observer

Basho Records Releases

Live Dates

23
May 2018
United Kingdom London 606 Club
Gwilym Simcock Gwilym Simcock Trio
8:00pm
90 Lots Rd, Chelsea, London SW10 0QD 020 7352 5953
28
Jun 2018
Portugal Figueira Da Foz Centro De Artes E Espectáculos Da Figueira Da Foz
Gwilym Simcock An Evening with Pat Metheny w/ Antonio Sanchez, Gwilym & Linda Oh
10:00pm
29
Jun 2018
Portugal Lisbon Altice Arena – Sala Tejo
Gwilym Simcock An Evening with Pat Metheny w/ Antonio Sanchez, Gwilym & Linda Oh
9:00pm
30
Jun 2018
Portugal Castelo Branco Cine-Teatro Avenida
Gwilym Simcock An Evening with Pat Metheny w/ Antonio Sanchez, Gwilym & Linda Oh
9:00pm
01
Jul 2018
Portugal Porto Coliseu Porto
Gwilym Simcock An Evening with Pat Metheny w/ Antonio Sanchez, Gwilym & Linda Oh
9:00pm
02
Jul 2018
Spain Madrid Noches del Botanico
Gwilym Simcock An Evening with Pat Metheny w/ Antonio Sanchez, Gwilym & Linda Oh
10:00pm
05
Jul 2018
Spain Cordoba Teatro Axerquia
Gwilym Simcock An Evening with Pat Metheny w/ Antonio Sanchez, Gwilym & Linda Oh
10:30pm
06
Jul 2018
Spain San Javier Auditorio Parque Almansa
Gwilym Simcock An Evening with Pat Metheny w/ Antonio Sanchez, Gwilym & Linda Oh
9:00pm
07
Jul 2018
Spain Barcelona Voll-Damm Festival Internacional de Jazz de Barcelona
Gwilym Simcock An Evening with Pat Metheny w/ Antonio Sanchez, Gwilym & Linda Oh
10:00pm
08
Jul 2018
France Vitrolles Charlie Jazz Festival
Gwilym Simcock An Evening with Pat Metheny w/ Antonio Sanchez, Gwilym & Linda Oh
8:30pm
12
Jul 2018
Germany Kiel Kieler Schloss Veranstaltungszentrum
Gwilym Simcock An Evening with Pat Metheny w/ Antonio Sanchez, Gwilym & Linda Oh
8:00pm
13
Jul 2018
Germany Düsseldorf Tonhalle
Gwilym Simcock An Evening with Pat Metheny w/ Antonio Sanchez, Gwilym & Linda Oh
8:00pm
14
Jul 2018
Netherlands Rotterdam North Sea Jazz Festival
Gwilym Simcock An Evening with Pat Metheny w/ Antonio Sanchez, Gwilym & Linda Oh
6:00pm
16
Jul 2018
Germany Stuttgart Jazzopen
Gwilym Simcock An Evening with Pat Metheny w/ Antonio Sanchez, Gwilym & Linda Oh
8:15pm
18
Jul 2018
Italy Gardone Anfiteatro del Vittoriale
Gwilym Simcock An Evening with Pat Metheny w/ Antonio Sanchez, Gwilym & Linda Oh
9:15pm
19
Jul 2018
Italy Perugia ARENA SANTA GIULIANA
Gwilym Simcock An Evening with Pat Metheny w/ Antonio Sanchez, Gwilym & Linda Oh
9:00pm
20
Jul 2018
Italy Rome Auditorium Parco della Musica
Gwilym Simcock An Evening with Pat Metheny w/ Antonio Sanchez, Gwilym & Linda Oh
9:00pm
21
Jul 2018
Italy Borgia PARCO ARCHEOLOGICO SCOLACIUM
Gwilym Simcock An Evening with Pat Metheny w/ Antonio Sanchez, Gwilym & Linda Oh
10:00pm
22
Jul 2018
Italy Molfetta Anfiteatro Di Ponente
Gwilym Simcock An Evening with Pat Metheny w/ Antonio Sanchez, Gwilym & Linda Oh
10:00pm
24
Jul 2018
Italy Pescara Teatro D’Annunzi
Gwilym Simcock An Evening with Pat Metheny w/ Antonio Sanchez, Gwilym & Linda Oh
9:00pm
25
Jul 2018
Italy Arona Rocca Borrommea
Gwilym Simcock An Evening with Pat Metheny w/ Antonio Sanchez, Gwilym & Linda Oh
9:00pm
28
Jul 2018
France Marciac Jazz in Marciac
Gwilym Simcock An Evening with Pat Metheny w/ Antonio Sanchez, Gwilym & Linda Oh
8:00pm
02
Aug 2018
United States Gt Barrington, Mass Mahaiwe Performing Arts Centre
Gwilym Simcock An Evening with Pat Metheny w/ Antonio Sanchez, Gwilym & Linda Oh
8:00pm
03
Aug 2018
United States Newport, RI Newport Jazz Festival
Gwilym Simcock An Evening with Pat Metheny w/ Antonio Sanchez, Gwilym & Linda Oh
8:00pm
04
Aug 2018
United States Newport, RI Newport Jazz Festival
Gwilym Simcock An Evening with Pat Metheny w/ Antonio Sanchez, Gwilym & Linda Oh
8:00pm
30
Aug 2018
United Kingdom Ambleside Zeffirellis
Gwilym Simcock Gwilym Simcock/Mike Walker/Asaf Sirkis
7:30pm
Compston Road
31
Aug 2018
United Kingdom Ambleside Zeffirellis
Gwilym Simcock Joe Locke Band feat Claire Martin
9:00pm
Compston Road
01
Sep 2018
United Kingdom Ambleside Zeffirellis
Gwilym Simcock Johannes Berauer’s Hourglass
9:00pm
Compston Road
02
Sep 2018
United Kingdom Ambleside Zeffirellis
Gwilym Simcock Ambleside Days
7:30pm
Compston Road
04
Sep 2018
United Kingdom Dorking Watermill Jazz Club
Gwilym Simcock Johannes Berauer’s Hourglass
8:30pm
Betchworth Park Golf Club, Reigate Road, Dorking RH4 1NZ 07415 815784
05
Sep 2018
United Kingdom London Kings Place
Gwilym Simcock Johannes Berauer’s Hourglass
8:00pm
York Way
06
Sep 2018
United Kingdom Cambridge Stapleford Granary
Gwilym Simcock Johannes Berauer’s Hourglass
8:00pm
Bury Road, Stapleford 01223 849004
26
Sep 2018
United States Lebanon, NH Lebanon Opera House
Gwilym Simcock An Evening with Pat Metheny w/ Antonio Sanchez, Gwilym & Linda Oh
7:30pm
27
Sep 2018
United States Ridgefield, CT Ridgefield Playhouse
Gwilym Simcock An Evening with Pat Metheny w/ Antonio Sanchez, Gwilym & Linda Oh
8:00pm
28
Sep 2018
United States Morristown, NJ Mayo Performing Arts Center
Gwilym Simcock An Evening with Pat Metheny w/ Antonio Sanchez, Gwilym & Linda Oh
8:00pm
29
Sep 2018
United States Stonybrook, NY Staller Center for the Performing Arts
Gwilym Simcock An Evening with Pat Metheny w/ Antonio Sanchez, Gwilym & Linda Oh
8:00pm
30
Sep 2018
United States Beverly, Mass Cabot Theater
Gwilym Simcock An Evening with Pat Metheny w/ Antonio Sanchez, Gwilym & Linda Oh
7:00pm
03
Oct 2018
United States Portland, ME State Theatre
Gwilym Simcock An Evening with Pat Metheny w/ Antonio Sanchez, Gwilym & Linda Oh
8:00pm
05
Oct 2018
United States Philadelphia, PA Merriam Theater – Kimmel Center
Gwilym Simcock An Evening with Pat Metheny w/ Antonio Sanchez, Gwilym & Linda Oh
8:00pm
06
Oct 2018
United States Bethseda, MD Strathmore – The Music Center
Gwilym Simcock An Evening with Pat Metheny w/ Antonio Sanchez, Gwilym & Linda Oh
8:00pm
07
Oct 2018
United States Red Bank, NJ Count Basie Theatre
Gwilym Simcock An Evening with Pat Metheny w/ Antonio Sanchez, Gwilym & Linda Oh
7:30pm
09
Oct 2018
Canada Toronto Sony Theater
Gwilym Simcock An Evening with Pat Metheny w/ Antonio Sanchez, Gwilym & Linda Oh
7:30pm
10
Oct 2018
United States Ann Arbor Hill Auditorium
Gwilym Simcock An Evening with Pat Metheny w/ Antonio Sanchez, Gwilym & Linda Oh
7:30pm
University of Michigan
12
Oct 2018
United States Chicago, IL Chicago Theater
Gwilym Simcock An Evening with Pat Metheny w/ Antonio Sanchez, Gwilym & Linda Oh
7:30pm
13
Oct 2018
United States Milwaukee, WI Wilson Center for the Arts
Gwilym Simcock An Evening with Pat Metheny w/ Antonio Sanchez, Gwilym & Linda Oh
7:30pm
16
Oct 2018
United States Boulder, CO Boulder Theater
Gwilym Simcock An Evening with Pat Metheny w/ Antonio Sanchez, Gwilym & Linda Oh
7:30pm
17
Oct 2018
United States Denver, CO Newman Center
Gwilym Simcock An Evening with Pat Metheny w/ Antonio Sanchez, Gwilym & Linda Oh
7:30pm
19
Oct 2018
United States Portland, OR Revolution Hall
Gwilym Simcock An Evening with Pat Metheny w/ Antonio Sanchez, Gwilym & Linda Oh
8:00pm
20
Oct 2018
Canada Vancouver, BC Vogue Theater
Gwilym Simcock An Evening with Pat Metheny w/ Antonio Sanchez, Gwilym & Linda Oh
8:00pm
918 Granville Street
24
Oct 2018
United States Sacramento, CA Crest Theater
Gwilym Simcock An Evening with Pat Metheny w/ Antonio Sanchez, Gwilym & Linda Oh
7:30pm
26
Oct 2018
United States Los Angeles, CA Royce Hall, UCLA
Gwilym Simcock An Evening with Pat Metheny w/ Antonio Sanchez, Gwilym & Linda Oh
9:00pm

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