Masterclass with The Impossible Gentlemem | University of Oxford

Masterclass with The Impossible Gentlemem

Gwilym Simcock, Mike Walker, Steve Rodby, Adam Nussbaum, Iain Dixon
14:00 - 16:30
Faculty of Music
St Aldate's
Oxford
Oxfordshire
OX1 1DB

Denis Arnold Hall

Courses and workshops
Free
Yes
Not required

Multi award winning pianist Gwilym Simcock has been named checked as a "genius" by no less Chick Corea and has worked extensively throughout Europe with the cream of British and international jazz artists including Dave Holland, Kenny Wheeler, Lee Konitz, Bill Bruford’s Earthworks, Bob Mintzer and Bobby McFerrin.

Mike Walker is regarded as one of Europe's most exciting guitarists and has worked with George Russell's Creative jazz Orchestra, Vince Mendoza, Anthony Braxton, Bill Frisell, Tim Berne, and Mark-Anthony Turnage.

New member Iain Dixon is an extraordinary reeds player who has had a varied career as both performer and session player. He has recorded with Michael Brecker, Joni Mitchell, The Spice Girls and most recently Bryan Ferry.

Steve Rodby is best known for his work with the Pat Metheny Group and as producer for many classic albums for Michael Brecker, Pat Metheny, Charlie Haden, Eliane Elias, Oregon, Esperanza Spalding and many others. He has won 13 Grammys. Adam Nussbaum has worked on many projects and his work with Michael Brecker won a Grammy in 1988.

Adam Nussbaum is considered one of the finest drummers working today. He's been on hundreds of recordings, including the Grammy winning "Don't Try This At Home” recorded with Michael Brecker. He was born in New York City and grew up in Norwalk, Connecticut and started to play drums at age 12 after studying piano for five years; he also playing bass and saxophone as a teenager.