Tuesday 8th February 2022
£25.00 - £40.00
Line-up: GWILYM SIMCOCK piano; CONOR CHAPLIN bass; MARTIN FRANCE drums
Gwilym will be playing new music written during lockdown.
Pianist and composer Gwilym Simcock moves effortlessly between jazz and classical creating a sound that is very much his own working with orchestras, choirs, big bands, small ensembles and musicians across the spectrum of music.
His 2011 solo album 'Good Days at Schloss Elmau” (ACT) was described as "dazzlingly fresh", "world class", "stupendous", "phenomenal", "a cause for huge celebration".
Gwilym often appears on BBC Radio and TV in the UK. In 2018-9 he was Artist in Residence with the NDR Big Band in Hamburg.
2014 saw the release of two highly acclaimed albums on ACT “Instrumation” with the City of London Sinfonia and “Reverie at Schloss Elmau” a duo with bassist Yuri Goloubev. In 2019 he released a solo album “Near and Now” dedicated to some early influences. Gwilym co-leads Anglo-American Supergroup 'The Impossible Gentlemen' (with Mike Walker, Steve Rodby and Adam Nussbaum), and regularly tours the world with US guitar legend Pat Metheny’s quartet with Linda May Han Oh and Antonio Sanchez. 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