Village Underground, 54 Holywell Lane, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3PQ
Davis arr. Evans
Excerpts from: Sketches of Spain; Porgy and Bess; Miles Ahead; Quiet Nights
Bach arr. Gwilym Simcock

Michael Collins clarinet / conductor
Gwilym Simcock piano

Advance tickets for this concert have now sold out, and sales are returns only. Some tickets may be available on the door; we recommend you arrive by 6.45pm to obtain a ticket.

Our CLoSer series is transported to New York as Village Underground is transformed into a jazz club for this special event. Exploring the musical marriage of the legendary trumpeter Miles Davis and composer/arranger Gil Evans, hear music from those four studio albums that re-defined what jazz musicians can do with classical music. Meanwhile Gwilym Simcock, a great friend of our CLoSer series, joins the orchestra to deliver his own re-imaginings of these arrangements, alongside his jazz-tinged contribution to our ‘Bach RE:Imagined’ series.

Please note there will be mixed unreserved seating and standing at this event. If you require a seat please contact the box office on 020 7621 2800/boxoffice(at)


020 7621 2800/


£15 (includes a free drink)

FIVER: (students/16-25 year olds) £5*
Children: 50% off*
Groups (4+): 10% off
Disabled: free companion ticket*
Job Seekers, Pension Credit, Income Support: 50% off*
*Do not include a free drink

We rely on the generosity of charitable trusts, foundations, corporations and individuals to bring exceptional music experience to people of all ages and backgrounds. CLoSer has been made possible by:

Arts Council England, Bennett Lowell Ltd., Garrick Charitable Trust, M&G Investments

Watch Gwilym Simcock perform as part of our CLoSer series below: