WENDY KIRKLAND QUARTET PIANO DIVAS

Grimsby Central Hall Trust presents:

                                                     "PIANO DIVAS"‘Wendy Kirkland Quartet’

 

 ‘Piano Divas’ is a tribute to the female singer pianists of jazz including Shirley Horn, Diana Krall, Eliane Elias, Blossom Dearie, Nina Simone. Celebrating the music of the self-accompanied female voice, the Wendy Kirkland Quartet present special arrangements of jazz pieces to captivate and

                      entertain with their unique brand of melodic, lyrical jazz.

Wendy Kirkland – Piano and voice

Pat Sprakes – Guitar   Paul Jefferies - Double bass

Stevie Smith – Drums

Wendy Kirklandhas been performing as a jazz pianist singer for over 15 years. Her voice has been compared to Blossom Dearie and Diana Krall and her pianistic style, with harmonic voicing’s, has been described as a happy marriage of Wynton Kelly and Eliane Elias.

The idea of a show featuring the work of pianist singers came from the meeting of minds of the band members; but who could produce such a performance? There are few pianists in jazz today that can step up to the mark of singing whilst playing and rather than simply accompanying themselves, can exhibit superb technical and harmonic ability at the piano. Wendy is that pianist singer.

Description: book-your-tickets-online-01-295x300Joined by the superb guitar talents of Pat Sprakes, who was asked by Darius Brubeck to join his band on tour in Nottingham; Paul Jefferies, a founder member of Gypsy Fire and Ben Holder Quartet; Stevie Smith, a consummate professional drummer who has drummed with Blur on their iconic 90s tours

Event Properties

Event Date 08-09-2018 7:30 pm
Event End Date 08-09-2018 10:00 pm
Capacity Unlimited
Cut off date 08-09-2018 8:00 pm
Prices From £13.00
Location Roy Kemp Hall
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