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Jazz from Scotland

june 2020

fri26jun18:3019:30Wendy Kirkland QuartetLangtoun Jazz Festival 2020 Concert 3Old Kirk, Kirk WyndCountry:ScotlandCity:fife


(Friday) 18:30 - 19:30


Old Kirk

Kirk Wynd

Concert Details

Wendy Kirkland is a British jazz pianist, Hammond player and singer.
Her musical career began at age 10, when she started taking piano lessons.
She won a scholarship to have all her lessons paid for by Derbyshire Music, and continued to take her ABRSM piano grades.

Switching to jazz in her late teens, Wendy continued her playing career as a dance class pianist, accompanist to singers and as a keyboardist in club bands.
After being persuaded to sing by a great friend and guitarist, Bill McCreath, Wendy learned to reach people who are perhaps turned off by instrumental jazz, as she learnt to communicate with the audience through the songs.
Wendys voice has been likened to Blossom Dearie with hints of Diana Krall.

Her influences range from Nat King Cole, Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald through Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, Wynton Kelly to Chick Corea, Eliane Elias and Michel Petrucciani.

Wendy is married to jazz guitarist and bass player Pat Sprakes who will be joining her for this gig along with Scottish musicians Jay Kilbride on bass and Kevin Dorrian on drums