Liam Noble, Mark Lockhart and Jasper Hoiby ~ Malija 7th October
Steve Rodby, Adam Nussbaum, Mike Walker, Iain Dixon, Gwilym Simcock ~ Impossible Gentlemen ~ 28th October
Wakefield Jazz kicks off its new season on 7th October with the drum-free trio Malija – contemporary jazz from three of the UK’s most accomplished exponents; Mark, Liam and Jasper (get it?). Expect the unexpected from them.
American drummer Jeff Williams then brings a band of younger British musicians with fellow USA resident John O’Gallagher on alto ~ musicianship at its highest.
The ever-entertaining Sottish Brass Jaw follow on 21st with a trombone interposing itself among the saxes. This third iteration of the band still features the star players Paul Towndrow and Konrad Wisiewski (band leaders themselves).
The month ends with a coup – the expanded Impossible Gentlemen, now including Iain Dixon, return from Italy to play Wakefield. This gig was postponed from a previous date after Gwilym was invited to tour with Pat Metheny and we congratulate him on this furtherance of his international reputation. Excited ? We are !
Wakefield Sports Club Eastmoor Road, WF1 3RR