Win Tickets to see the Gwilym Simcock Trio at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club

To celebrate The Ronnie Scott’s International Piano Trio Festival this year, we’re giving away 1 x pair of tickets to see Gwilym Simcock’s Trio at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club on Monday 5th August 2019.

For a chance of winning, head to the Official Yamaha Pianos Facebook page and comment on the competition post who you would take with you to the event, for example your partner, friend or a family relative etc.

Competition closes 1st August 2019 at 10am, 18+, Terms and Conditions apply.

The Ronnie Scott’s International Piano Trio Festival

Now in its sixth year, The RONNIE SCOTT’S INTERNATIONAL PIANO TRIO FESTIVAL has become a global event in the world of jazz and beyond. It celebrates not only the tradition of the piano trio in jazz but also the innovations across the broad spectrum of the music and other genres. Mainstream jazz heavyweight Kenny Barron sets the bar with his regular trio performing three highly anticipated shows followed by ‘local heroes’ Gwilym Simcock, Jason Rebello and Nikki Yeoh who are definitely present on the world stage, plus opening and late sets by a variety of hand-picked musical talent. Of particular note in the latter slots is ‘rising star’ South African pianist Bokani Dyer, already a much acclaimed festival veteran who communicates his country’s rich Township musical legacy and contrasts markedly with the outstanding ‘techno-trio’ LBT from Munich.

Gwilym Simcock is one of the most gifted pianists and imaginative composers on the European scene. He moves effortlessly between jazz and classical music, with a “harmonic sophistication and subtle dovetailing of musical traditions”. Gwilym has been hailed as a pianist of “exceptional”, “brilliant” and “dazzling” ability, and his music has been widely acclaimed as “engaging, exciting, often unexpected, melodically enthralling, complex yet hugely accessible', and above all “wonderfully optimistic” Gwilym’s influences are wide ranging, from jazz legends including Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea, Jaco Pastorius and Pat Metheny, to classical composers including Maurice Ravel, Henri Dutilleux, Béla Bartók and Mark-Anthony Turnage. Although principally a jazz artist, Gwilym has composed numerous works for larger Classical ensembles that combine through-composed elements with improvisation, creating a sound that is distinctive and very much his own.

Line-up: GWILYM SIMCOCK (piano); YURI GOLOUBEV (bass); ASAF SIRKIS (drums). Doors 6.00pm