Chesterfield Jazz Club set to resume on 17th September, 2020.

Pat and I are excited to announce that we have been given the go-ahead to resume our monthly concerts from September 2020.

We are very excited to announce that Carl Orr, sublime guitarist who has worked with Billy Cobham and George Duke (check this out on YouTube) Our venue, The Olde House have made every effort to safeguard patrons during the tentative steps out of lockdown. Pat and I have visited the venue a couple of times to check with Julie the manager and we are confident that the room layout can safely accommodate an audience, distanced as per government guidelines. For those patrons not ready to join us in person, the concert will be streamed live via a multi-camera set up and tickets will be available both for the in-person concert and the live stream.

We’ve missed you and we can’t wait to welcome you back to the club again!

COVID-19, Latin Lockdowns and a new Live Streamed Concert to come…

Hi everyone – as I have emailed the mailing list about the video series that Pat and I have been recording since 3rd April 2020 and still continue to do so, you might already be aware that you can see the videos at http://www.facebook.com/wendykirkland or http://www.youtube.com/wendykirkland for non-Facebook users.

We are planning an online streamed concert to be held in the next week or so. This concert will take place in our home but will include multiple camera angles and will be around 30 minutes long. Tickets will be available from the http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/wendykirkland site.

The concert will be live streamed, and viewed in real time, but also available to see later on via a link on YouTube which will only be visible to those who have purchased a ticket.

More news soon!

Welcome to 2020, new venue and piano!

HI folks….

Happy New Year! This year we welcome our guests to a new venue at a new time, at a new price and with new added benefits, such as our very own grand piano at the club.

The new venue, brought about by necessity but has left me wondering why I hadn’t thought of it before, is the Olde House on Loundsley Green Road.

It boasts lots of parking, a better drinks selection at the bar than our old venue, more private location so we won’t be disturbed by the other venue users, food on offer if anyone should care to partake…and, our very own grand piano. The piano used to be in Chesterfield Library and I have played it on several occasions….I’ve always found it to be a good solid instrument with a decent tone and good touch. It was an opportunity that was too good to miss.

Here is a pic of today’s shifting activities…

Cjazz Joanna

So…get your tickets today from http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/wendykirkland as it promises to be a very well attended event. Julie, the manager at the Olde House has been an excellent, proactive host – when Pat and I arrived today she’d already printed out the poster and created another announcing the start of regular monthly jazz…I hadn’t asked her to do that for us, so I was really impressed. I’m really looking forward to our new season.

See you soon, folks!

Wendy

Wendy Kirkland to perform in Buxton

Buxton’s recently refurbished grand piano will be in the expert hands of two jazz pianists in the next few weeks.

Chesterfield’s Wendy Kirkland is taking her trio to the United Reformed Church on Saturday June 16. Wendy is touring a new show “Piano Divas” featuring the songs of Nina Simone, Diana Krall, Blossom Dearie and others.

A CD was released last year and got a rave review in The Observer where expert critic Dave Gelly wrote: “Wendy has a fully-fledged vocal style of her own… She plays proper jazz piano too and her excellent band has the settled in sound of a regular working unit… A very classy debut.”

Reviews of tour dates so far confirm that Wendy and the band are in top form. Tickets are just £10 and can be reserved by phoning Keith Savage, 01298 70705, or by email to whiteknowle@gmail.com. Doors open at 7.30pm.

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