Wendy Kirkland Quartet Presents Piano Divas
BMJ Club Programme
Time / Date
- Bar opens at 7.30pm
- Sunday 29th April 2018
- Melville Theatre: Pen-y-Pound, Abergavenny, NP7 5UD
£10 Friends of BMJ
Students £3 on the door
Black Mountain Jazz Club is proud to present an evening with Wendy Kirkland as part of her UK tour celebrating the great female singer pianists who have earned their rightful place in jazz history.
Pianist, singer and Hammond player, Wendy will entertain us with music representing jazz piano divas – including Diana Krall, Eliane Elias, Blossom Dearie and Nina Simone, and others deserving attention – such as Shirley Horn, Dena Derose, Carol Welsman and Tania Maria.
Received with huge acclaim, cd Piano Divas was chosen by The Jazzuk to be Album of the Week, which they then repeated in December and again in February 2018.
Throughout the year, the album has continued to receive positive reviews:
- Most relaxing debut album…enlivening voice, bouncy piano. Her bossa interpretation of “It’s Not Unusual” completely eclipses Tom Jones at last” – Jazz Journal
- “A very classy debut” – Dave Gelly, The Observer
- “A bright future…first rate: – Jazz Views
- “One of the great unsung heroines of British Jazz – the lucid warmth of her singing is complemented by her highly accomplished piano playing” -The JazzMann
Book early to secure your place for an enjoyable and entertaining evening.