Wednesday 27 May 2015

Wakefield Jazz Celebrates 28th Birthday

Wakefield Jazz has now been hosting live jazz for 28 years and to celebrate their birthday Nikki Iles is bringing her group Printmakers to perform.

Wakefield Jazz patron Nikki Iles appears as part of her 50th birthday tour (a continuation of her actual birthday celebrations which took place in 2013!), playing material from their new recording Westerly. The award-winning group also features Norma Winstone, Mike Walker, Mark Lockeart, Steve Watts and James Maddren.

Iles is one of the most refreshing and promising figures to have emerged in the UK in recent times,with a liquid sound and supple,obliquely resolved phrasing as an improviser... The Guardian

Also performing that night will be the Next Generation Big Band, a LCoM project led by tutor Matt Anderson.

Wakefield Jazz Website
Nikki Iles Website

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