Lostwithiel Jazz Cafe presents Take Two
8th and 9th November, Duchy of Cornwall Nursery
Doors open 7pm, Show at 8pm
Wendy Kirkland Quartet
"World class jazz pianist and vocalist Wendy Kirkland Pianist Singer visited Duchy of Cornwall Nursery last night as part of her UK tour. The performance celebrated the great female singers who have earned their rightful place in jazz history. The event was organised by Lostwithiel Jazz Cafe.
Wendy was joined by a band playing guitar, double bass and drums. Two of these band members are about to do a season on the West End with Cats and Joseph, so the level of talent was high.
There was a delicious selection of tapas and a bar available, the venue was perfect and it was a sell-out. All in all, a grand evening!"
Photo and video credit: Rebecca Molyneux
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Photos credit: Penny Archer
The Goonzion Quintet
Goonzion Quintet are an exciting improvised jazz combo made up of drums, upright bass, guitar, piano and trumpet playing arrangements from the 50s and 60s cool jazz and bebop repertoire.
With a new and increased line-up, they have reached a growing and highly appreciative Cornish audience having played at such prestigious events as Port Eliot Lit Fest and the Looe Festival on the beach among many others. Some say that it is only a matter of time before they crack the big time. Lostwithiel Jazz Café are proud and pleased to be part of this unfolding story. Don’t let your friends tell you that they were there and you were not!
The Wendy Kirkland Quartet
UK born and bred Wendy Kirkland is a world-class jazz pianist and vocalist whose debut album 'Piano Divas' made such an impact when it was released in March 2017 that it was immediately snapped up for distribution by Discovery Records and made the Album of the Week slot twice in one year on The Jazz UK radio, shortly followed by overwhelming critical acclaim from the national mainstream and jazz press. More airplay of the album followed on Clare Teal's Radio 2 show, Alyn Shipton's Jazz Record Requests on Radio 3, Helen Mayhew's shows on JazzFM and latterly BBC Radio Scotland by Clare Teal's Scottish counterpart Seonaid Aitken. All have noted her swinging style, equally as adept with the Great American Songbook as with Brazilian bossa nova and her own original songs.
Described as "the unsung heroine of British Jazz" by esteemed jazz critic Ian Mann and "mellow and stylish" by Clive Davis of the Sunday Times, Wendy will be performing songs from her new album 'The Music's On Me' which explores jazz melodies, lyricised work by Michel Petrucciani, Russell Malone, Wes Montgomery and Don Grolnick with some standards, bossa nova and original songs deliberately created to fit with the nature of the album, music that comes from within and draws in the listener with its joyous and heartfelt sound. Wendy tells the story of her inspirational journey and how she was motivated to strive to become the UK's leading exponent of jazz piano and voice, with equal merit in both.
Wendy is joined by a band who have performed with the UK's top jazz players as well as US stars such as Darius Brubeck. Pat Sprakes (guitar), Mike Green (double bass) and Steve Wyndham (drums).