Wendy Kirkland

Pianist, Hammond player, Singer.

"...explores stylish standards" Clive Davis, The Times

"Beautiful." Omar Puente

UK-based jazz pianist, Hammond organ player and singer has been a regular on the UK jazz scene for more than 10 years.

Wendy's natural phrasing, light pianistic touch and melodic lines are combined with a high level of ability at sight reading of written scores and chord charts, as well as the innate ability to pick up melody and harmony by ear.

In addition, Wendy sings and accompanies herself on piano and Hammond organ. Her influences include Shirley Horn, Diana Krall, Carol Welsman, Blossom Dearie and Nat King Cole.

Wendy also enjoys work as a session player to singers and instrumentalists as well as composition and arrangement for horn section and bands. She has been praised for her supportive, space-allowing style.

Hammond organist Wendy Kirkland at the Lion at Basford, Nottingham

Hammond B3 snapshot

Upcoming gigs:

See Gigs page here


A-Z of some musicians Wendy has worked with:

Alan Barnes
Jeanie Barton
Roger Beaujolais
Caroline Boaden
Nathan Bray
Matt Chandler
Jon Colgrave
Sarah Dale
Andreas Hagiioannu
Tony Harper
Neil Hunter
Dan Johnson
Tony Kofi
Karen Lake
Barry Lee
Sara Littlefield


Clive Loveday
Pat McCarthy
Bill McCreath
Jake McMahon
Jenni Molloy
Jim Mullen
Emma Nabarro-Steel
Mitch Oldham
Geoff Pearson
Phil Robson
Jon Richmond
Dave Shields
Pat Sprakes
Chris Sykes
Jamie Taylor
Dave Walsh
John Watterson
Pete Wilde

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