Wendy Kirkland (‘Latin Lowdown Live’ tour, starts 4 September)

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A live performance to a live audience…that is what I’m looking forward to,” saysChesterfield-based pianist, singer, Hammond player Wendy Kirkland. She is about to head off on a tour, “Latin Lowdown Live”. Feature by Lavender Sutton:

Wendy Kirkland at Ronnie Scott’s, 2021. Photo credit Monika S. Jakubowska

Wendy Kirkland has been busy over the past year and a half. She is known for her terrific ability to sing and play piano much like some of the greats, Diana Krall and Eliane Elias. Her 2019 album The Music’s On Me received high praise across the country and features some really stellar tunes to impress vocalists and musicians alike (Album Feature). With tracks like Pools by Don Grolnick and West Coast Blues from Wes Montgomery, as well as vocal standards like Haven’t We Met and the Bob Dorough song Nothing Like You, she covers a broad spectrum…

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