Gwilym Simcock

Born: February 24, 1981    Primary Instrument: Piano

Gwilym Simcock

”I feel confident that Simcock already deserves to occupy the inner circle of the great contemporary pianists along with Mehldau, Jarrett, and Rubalcaba” David Kane, Cadence U.S.A.

28 year old, Gwilym Simcock is one of the most gifted pianists and imaginative composers on the British scene. Able to move effortlessly between jazz and classical music, he can, at times, inhabit both worlds and has been described as stylistically reminiscent of Keith Jarrett, complete with ‘harmonic sophistication and subtle dovetailing of musical traditions’ as well as being a pianist of ‘exceptional’, ‘brilliant’ and ‘dazzling’ ability. His music has been widely acclaimed as ‘engaging, exciting, often unexpected, melodically enthralling, complex and wonderfully optimistic’....
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2003 Winner of the Perrier Award, 2005 BBC Jazz Award - Rising Star . 2005 British Jazz Awards - Rising Star 2006-8 First BBC Radio 3 New Generation jazz Artist. 2007“Jazz Musician of the Year” All Party Parliamentary Jazz Awards 2009 Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, London

“I feel confident that Simcock already deserves to occupy the inner circle of the great contemporary pianists along with Mehldau, Jarrett, and Rubalcaba” David Kane, Cadence U.S.A.

“Gwilym’s an original. A creative genius” Chick Corea

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

“A phenomenal talent, Simcock is a jewel in the crown of the country's jazz scene, and it was a joy and honour to have him playing such an integral role in this year's festival”. Rob Garratt, Norwich Evening News

“the ever-awesome Simcock” John Fordham, The Guardian

“If this is just the beginning, the coming years defy imagining”. John Fordham, The Guardian (of Gwilym's album Perception 16th Nov 2007)

Catalyst, Acoustic Triangle (Audio B, 2003) Close to You, Kathleen Willison (Basho Records 2004) Take Me Home – Kaz Simmons 2005 The Song Is You – Victoria Newton 2005 Resonance, Acoustic Triangle (Audio B, 2005) If the Sea Replied, Tim Garland (Sirocco Music, 2005) (Winner of BBC Jazz Awards Prize for Innovation 2006) Heart Luggage – Klaus Gesing (ATS Records 2006) Traces – Dan Stern 2007 Reverence – Spike Wells Trio (Audio B 2007) Sax of Gold - Sax Assault 2007 BBC Jazz Awards 2007 Perception – Gwilym Simcock (Basho Records 2007) Due North – Tim Garland (Jazzaction 2007) 3 Dimensions – Acoustic Triangle (Audio B, 2008) SGS Group Inc Presents (Music Center, 2008) Here To There – Neon (Basho Records 2008) BBC Jazz Awards 2008 Howeird – Sam Crockatt (Loop 2008) Give it One - London Horn Sound (16 French Horns) (Cala 2008) Finally Beginning – John Warren (Fuzzy Moon 2009) Libra – Tim Garland (Globalmix 2009) Metafore Semplice - Yuri Goloubev (Universal 2009) Blues Vignette - Gwilym Simcock solo and trio (Basho 2009) Good Days at Schloss Elmau - Gwilym Simcock solo piano (ACT 2011) January 2011 The Impossible Gentlemen (Basho 2011)

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