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Event Date and Time
Wed 05 June
12:00 am

The National Brewery Centre



JAZZ – Wendy Kirkland Trio – Jazz-on-Tap jazz club

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Brewery Tap / NBC
Horninglow Street
DE14 1NG

Contact Telephone for Bookings or More Info: 07710 545555 (paul

Wednesday 5th June 2013
8pm to 10pm (doors open 7.15pm)

Admission :

Wendy’s musical career began at age 8, 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, and also she learnt to communicate with the
audience through the songs.
Wendy’s voice has been likened to Blossom Dearie with hints of Diana
Krall. Wendy formed a piano and Hammond organ trio with Pat Sprakes on
double bass/guitar. The trio has played UK jazz festivals as well as
venues throughout the UK and Europe.

In 2010, Wendy became part of the Jet Collective, an East Midlands
group of jazz musicians devoted to composing and performing original
music. This collective seeks to promote live jazz in the East
Midlands, in the absence of any support from the citys’ jazz

Event Tags: Jazz, Jazz on Tap, Live Music, National Brewery Centre