WILTSHIRE YOUTH JAZZ ORCHESTRA / GWILYM SIMCOCK

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  • Date:
    Sunday 26 Mar 2017
  • Time:
    3:00 PM

 

Brilliant big band jazz with
WMC Artist in Residence
Joining the young musicians of
WYJO as guest soloist, we are
delighted to welcome award-winning
pianist Gwilym Simcock at the
start of his Nimmo Residency (p3).
Widely acclaimed for his exciting,
melodically enthralling and optimistic
music, he will share the stage with
some of the country's finest young
jazz musicians to lead an evening
of big band classics, original
arrangements and his own
compositions

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Brilliant big band jazz with WMC Artist in Residence

Joining the young musicians of WYJO as guest soloist, we are delighted to welcome award-winning pianist Gwilym Simcock at the start of his Nimmo Residency. Widely acclaimed for his exciting, melodically enthralling and optimistic music, he will share the stage with some of the country's finest young jazz musicians to lead an evening of big band classics, original arrangements and his own compositions.

'Simcock proves himself to be world class' BBC Music

Part of the Nimmo Residency 2017

Principal Sponsor HPH Ltd.

Supported by Wiltshire Music Connect, Arts Council England and Patrons of the Youth Orchestras.

 

 

  • Tickets:
    £12
  • Students:
    £8
  • Under 18s:
    £8
  • Family:
    £10
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  • Antony

    28/03/1715:43

    Purple shirts, gleaming silver and brass instruments, and twenty four young people – all looking so easy with themselves as if they were going to spend a quiet afternoon in Lyme Regis or somewhere. Onto the stage they’d come, followed by their conductor, Professor of Jazz Piano at the R.A.M., Gwilym Simcock. Then the bite of sound as they burst into their first piece. A cracking good opener. Astounding breath control and nimble fingers. It even got better as the afternoon progressed. What I loved most were pieces for a small ensemble consisting of trumpet, alto saxophone, baritone saxophone, percussion, double bass, electric guitar, and Simcock playing the piano. Great ease, fluency and feeling for line.

    Two performers in particular: the electric guitar player, one leg over the other supporting the guitar, an avalanche of blonde hair streaming down over her right cheek from a loose topknot, with an attitude of peaceful serenity, playing complex solos with an easy sureness of touch and dexterity. Two percussionists; one very young and what a sense of rhythm, drive and timing. My word, he could go places.

    So many things to say. A lot of new music and an encore led by Mike Daniels, their Musical Director. A great afternoon.

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