Thu 18th February 2010
“Just when you thought the piano could go no further in jazz one emerges to raise the bar of invention and virtuosity still higher...Gwilym Simcock seems to have breached a dam of inhibition and let loose a flood of music that is truly exhilarating”. Helen Mayhew, JazzFM
"Gwilym Simcock has moved up to an entirely new level" Jazzwise ****
"Simcock demonstrates just why he has established himself so quickly as a
world-class talent". Chris Parker, Vortex
A very special concert featuring acclaimed jazz trumpeter Gerard Presencer with the Gwilym Simcock Trio.
Simcock's new trio features the extraordinary, classically trained Russian bassist Yuri Goloubev and young UK drum star James Maddren. The trio play a stunning mix of Simcock compositions and brilliant interpretations of great classics such as Black Coffee and Cry Me A River. For this very special concert they are joined by the extraordinary trumpeter Gerard Presencer who was Gwilym's teacher at the Royal Academy of Music in London.
As Gwilym himself says “All of this music is neither 'Jazz' nor 'Classical'. It is just music, and the type of music that interests and stimulates me. What I feel is important in music is lyricism, subtlety and clarity in harmonic and rhythmic movement, and an overall sense of an emotional connection with the listener, whatever the context of the music may be”.
This seated concert will begin at 8pm