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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.


ARTIST REVIEWS
Piano Divas
Piano Divas

"“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."

3-5 out of 5

Album Review


Wendy Kirkland Quartet, ‘Piano Divas’, Black Mountain Jazz, Melville Centre, Abergavenny, 29/04/18
Wendy Kirkland Quartet, ‘Piano Divas’, Black Mountain Jazz, Melville Centre, Abergavenny, 29/04/18

""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."

4 out of 5

Live Review


JAZZ MANN FEATURES

Sunday at Wall2Wall Jazz Festival, Market Hall, Abergavenny, 02/09/2018.

Sunday at Wall2Wall Jazz Festival, Market Hall, Abergavenny, 02/09/2018.

Ian Mann enjoys the Jazz Alley and Charity Swing Party events at the Market Hall with performances by Wonderbrass, Tarion, Rebelinx and The Electric Swing Circus.


Saturday at Wall2Wall Jazz Festival, Melville Centre, Abergavenny, 01/09/2018.

Saturday at Wall2Wall Jazz Festival, Melville Centre, Abergavenny, 01/09/2018.

Ian Mann on a day of superb jazz with concert performances from bands led by Daniel Newberry, Alison Rayner, Ben Holder, Rachel Sutton and Tony Kofi plus interval music from Dave Jones and friends.


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