- Wendy Sprakes
- Last Updated: 13 March 2017
Wendy Kirkland and her band present “Piano Divas”. Jazz evening. Doors open 6.45 p.m. Home-made 2-course supper served at 7.15 p.m. £15. Show only £8 starts at 8 p.m. Licensed bar. Tickets must be purchased in advance from Jan 552364 or Margaret 551315.
The concept of a quartet featuring Wendy was formed in early 2015 to celebrate singer pianists such as Diana Krall, Eliane Elias, Shirley Horn, Nina Simone, Blossom Dearie and more. Wendy is joined by a top class band, Pat Sprakes on guitar, Paul Jefferies on double bass and Stevie Smith on drums.
Review from Chris.M (ex. BBC Radio East Midlands ‘Jazz Incorporated')
Last April (2016) the talented jazz keyboard exponent, composer and vocalist, Wendy Kirkland completed a brief and very successful tour for Nottingham ‘Jazzsteps’. On three consecutive nights her ‘Piano Divas’ quartet visited Worksop, Southwell and Wesno playing Jazz Divas by researching their recorded repertoires and programming the numbers into what was to be a varied and vastly entertaining evening.
Wendy played piano and sang beautifully on all the score or so numbers included in the ‘Jazz Diva’ package, complemented by her partner in life, as well as musically, the brilliant guitar soloist, Pat Sprakes. Pat’s solo spots reflected his own heroes, from the funky guitar maestros of the ‘Blue Note’ / ‘Riverside’ record labels Grant Green and Wes Montgomery, to the jazz rock and fusion masters, George Benson and Larry Carlton."
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