Wendy Kirkland: Albums

New album out 24th December 2021!

Latin Lowdown Live

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The Music’s On Me (2019)

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My album’s had these great reviews so far – click each one to view:

“Terrific pianist and singer. Assured and full of surprises.” ★★★★ Dave Gelly, The Observer

“She’s a jazz pianist and she’s a jazz singer, and does both with feeling and flair.”★★★★ Nigel Jarrett, Jazz Journal

“Wow. WOW! What a cracker, and brilliantly delivered” Linley Hamilton, BBC Radio Ulster

“Kirkland impresses on every level. Superb, recommended” ★★★★ . Matt Ruddick, Kind of Jazz

“A huge step forward” Nick Lea, Jazz Views

“Kirkland’s piano skills keep her ahead of the pack” Lance Liddle, Bebop Spoken Here (APPJAG 2018 award winner)

“Highly recommended” Jan Veldman, Jazz In Europe

“Clever concept, delivered with humour, insight and an obvious knowledge and love of the genre” – Soul and Jazz and Funk

Simon Defty’s review on his blog Simply Jazz Talk

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No CD player? Click here to buy downloads from CDBaby

Piano Divas: released 28th March 2017

This is my very first recording and I’m delighted that you’ve either helped fund it or decided to purchase a copy. I wanted to create something that would celebrate the fabulous women of jazz throughout the decades and in particular those who both sang and played piano, and this is my attempt to emulate and capture their performance and arranging skills. My own path to this point has not been conventional – through engineering and teaching and being the product of an incredibly musical family, I’ve created music in just about every genre there is, but I’ve always returned to my real love – jazz and the beauty of improvisation. I’ve taken time to get here and I truly hope you’ll enjoy this record of my arrangements, playing and singing. My special thanks to three truly dedicated musicians, Pat Sprakes, Paul Jefferies and Steve Smith for helping me realise this dream.

Released on 24th March, 2017, this debut album marks the culmination of inspiration, arrangements, rehearsals, recording…all in honour of the pianist singers who sparked the concept of an homage to them.

Featuring arrangements by Wendy Kirkland, Pat Sprakes and Carol Welsman, the album comprises songs made prominent by, or inspired by Diana Krall, Shirley Horn, Carol Welsman, Eliane Elias, Dena Derose, Tania Maria and Blossom Dearie.

“Proper jazz piano, excellent band. A very classy debut” – Dave Gelly, The Observer
“Mellow and stylish” Clive Davis, The Sunday Times
 “Refreshing tribute to pianist singers such as herself…Diana Krall, Nina Simone, Eliane Elias” Jazzwise Magazine
“One of the great unsung heroines of British Jazz…the lucid warmth of her singing is complemented by her highly accomplished piano playing.” The Jazz Mann

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NEW! Jazz Radio Calendar

It’s taken a couple of years to compile this calendar, which is available here as a clickable PDF. Click each radio show on the calendar to visit the website of the radio station and the listen again link, where available.

Jazz Calendar

Now you can plan your week’s jazz listening with this great tool – a week of great jazz with some of the world’s most enthusiastic curators and DJs!

£5 – the calendar will be personally emailed to you on receipt of payment.

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