Events around 1000 Trades

United Kingdom and Beyond Conference

United Kingdom and Beyond Conference

Thursday 7:00pm (13 September)
Birmingham City Church, Birmingham

Swansong - Aidan & Joe's last Flapper Birthday

Swansong - Aidan & Joe's last Flapper Birthday

Saturday 7:00pm (16 June)
The Flapper, Birmingham

Sunrise City 5k - Birmingham

Sunrise City 5k - Birmingham

Friday 5:30am (15 June)
Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham

Ólafur Arnalds - Town Hall, Birmingham
Music

Ólafur Arnalds - Town Hall, Birmingham

Friday 7:00pm (28 September)
Town Hall and Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Symphonic Fantasy

Symphonic Fantasy

Friday 7:30pm (19 October)
Town Hall and Symphony Hall, Birmingham

The Bounce Factory Finale (Payback Party)

The Bounce Factory Finale (Payback Party)

Friday 8:00pm (01 June)
Tunnel Club Official, Birmingham

Sherlock Holmes: The Curse of the Sign of Four

Sherlock Holmes: The Curse of the Sign of Four

Thursday 10:00am (04 October)
The Crescent Theatre, Birmingham


Wendy Kirkland : Piano Divas at Legends Jazz Festival

Wendy Kirkland : Piano Divas at Legends Jazz Festival


When?

Start time: Saturday 2:00pm (19 May)
End time: Saturday 5:00pm (19 May)

Where?

1000 Trades
16 Frederick Street, Birmingham
Festival

About

Wendy Kirkland (piano and voice) with her quartet - celebrates pianist singers of jazz: Diana Krall, Nina Simone, Blossom Dearie, Eliane Elias, Tania Maria. The show features material from her debut album 'Piano Divas' - her own arrangements of songs made popular by these women, combined with sparkling original material which blends perfectly into the set.

Wendy's superb pianistic skills and warm voice have been lauded by jazz critics and fellow musicians alike:

"Proper jazz piano, excellent band. 4*" - Dave Gelly, The Observer
"Refreshing tribute to pianist singers like herself: Diana Krall, Nina Simone, Blossom Dearie" - Jazzwise
"One of the great unsung heroines of British Jazz - " - The Jazz Mann
"The beginning of much deserved recognition" - Alan Barnes
"Great musicians and high quality music" Jim Mullen

Wendy is joined by her quartet featuring musicians who have collectively worked worldwide with jazz greats such as Darius Brubeck, Joey DeFrancesco, The Crusaders, Ruby Turner, Tony Kofi, Alan Barnes and Jim Mullen.

The album was released in March 2017 and within a week was selected as Album of the Week on The Jazz UK. It has received airplay on more than 15 radio stations worldwide including BBC stations, Canadian and US stations devoted to jazz. The album was snapped up for distribution by Discovery Records in June and has received critical acclaim from all reviewers.