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 the final day of the Festival and performances by Flying Machines, the Monty Alexander Trio and Bill Laurance and the WDR Big Band conducted by Bob Mintzer.
Ian Mann on a diverse day of musical performances including those of Ranjana Ghatak, Hilde Marie Holsen, Ivo Neame / Pete Wareham Duo, Trish Clowes' My Iris and the Avishai Cohen Trio.