Always receptive of its returning sons, Manchester has the chance to catch the maestro classical jazz pianist Gwilym Simcock in action this Saturday at Chetham’s School of Music.
Named one of the Evening Standard’s 1,000 most influential people in London, jazzman Simcock is also an alumnus of Manchester’s ornate music learning institution, Chetham’s, where the seeds of his blossoming articulation through the piano firmly took root.
This Saturday 23 April his nascent virtuosity is remembered with an invitation to lead the Chetham’s Big Band through his original works, as well as taking centre stage for a solo performance.
Simcock’s Manchester education has led to great successes, from recognition as BBC 3’s first jazz musician to be rewarded on their New Generation Artists scheme to being handpicked for a festival slot by Chick Corea, via lists of collaborations, awards and recordings credits as long as the inevitable queue to get in the venue.
Tickets available from chethams.com
Chetham’s School of Music