Wendy Kirkland Quartet
Quartet led by pianist / vocalist Wendy Sprakes and featuring Pat Sprakes (guitar), Paul Jefferies (double bass) and Stevie Smith (drums). The album “Piano Divas” (2017) celebrates the work of the great female jazz pianist/vocalists that have inspired Kirkland.
"“Piano Divas” has obviously been a labour of love for Kirkland and the lucid warmth of her singing is complemented by her highly accomplished piano playing."
""A polished and enjoyable performance. Well worth catching this quartet if you get the chance." Guest contributor David Hobbs enjoys the music of pianist/vocalist Wendy Kirkland and her quartet."
JAZZ MANN FEATURES
Ian Mann enjoys an evening of original music played by students of the RWCMD in Cardiff with sets from Josh Heaton's Mouth of Words, Skeleton Leaf and the Norman Willmore Quintet.
Ian Mann enjoys this cross genre Festival founded by saxophonist Trish Clowes and featuring newly commissioned music from Nikki Iles and Robert Mitchell.