WJC in October: Wendy Kirkland
Wigan Jazz Club’s October Sunday Lunchtime Concert
October 28th 2018
Wendy Kirkland’s “Piano Divas”
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 album which contains fresh arrangements of songs made famous by jazzwomen who started out as pianists then learned to serenade the audience too, as Wendy has done. These include Diana Krall, Eliane Elias, Shirley Horn, Nina Simone and Blossom Dearie.
Wendy tells the story of these women and how they inspired her to strive to become the UK’s leading exponent of jazz piano and voice, with equal merit in both.