Jazzheads

A Podcast for jazzheads by jazzheads coming from the heart of the world famous Wakefield Jazz Club

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Episodes

Sunday Feb 13, 2022

Ben chats with Leeds based guitarist Nik Svarc about his albums, tours, lockdown projects and life as a musician in Leeds. We also mention the Jazz North Northern Line Scheme - more info here: https://www.jazznorth.org/supporting-artists/jazz-northern-line/ Tracks: Bemsha Swing – Nik Svarc Trio +1 Bold as Love – Jimi Hendrix Wade in the Water – Charlie Hunter You Are Not Alone – Svarc/Hanley/Longhorn Visit www.niksvarc.com for more from Nik And visit www.wakefieldjazz.org for info about everything coming up at the club!  

Friday Feb 11, 2022

The UK's finest New Orleans style piano player chats with Ben. Tracks: Keep on Gwine - Dale Storr Dr Jazz - Jools Holland and The Rhythm and Blues Orchestra Put Out the Light - James Booker Boogie for Tuts - Dale Storr Visit www.wakefieldjazz.org for all gig listings and news www.dalestorr.com  

Wednesday Feb 02, 2022

Ben's chats with Pianist David Newton and Guitarist Denny Ilett   Tracks: I Won't Dance - Oscar Peterson One Step - Cecile McLorin Salvant & Sulivan Fortner Liza - Herbie Hancock & Chick Corea When You're Smiling - Louis Armstrong Gypsy in my Soul - Johnny Smith Up in the Skies - Electric Lady Big Band   www.davenewtonjazzpiano.com Visit www.wakefieldjazz.org for exciting news about our new season of gigs!  

Monday Jan 17, 2022

Parliamentary Awards Jazz Vocalist of the year 2019 Zoe Gilby chats about her music projects and where she finds her inspiration!  Tracks: In the Heat of the Night – by Nancy Wilson Autumn Serenade performed by Michelle Nicolle And The Sycamore from the Graeme Wilson Quartet. Make sure you search Wakefield Jazz on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and subscribe to our mailing list for gig listings and updates. wakefieldjazz.org  

Saturday Jan 15, 2022

Bass player, composer and band leader Ben Crosland chats about his latest album, 'Solway Stories' Tracks: The Cost of Living - Michael Brecker Consolation - Kenny Wheeler Driving North - Ben Crosland Quintet   Visit wakefieldjazz.org for gigs, workshops and more!

Thursday Jan 13, 2022

Sax player and composer Emma Johnson chats with Ben about writing, the north, and a colouring book!  Emma Johnson's Gravy Boat's debut album 'Worry Not' is out now.  Tracks:  Cheese Cake - Dexter Gordon Julian - Nishla Smith Hold Me Tight - Emma Johnson's Gravy Boat Visit wakefieldjazz.org and subscribe to our mailing list and come and join us at the club 

Sunday Jan 09, 2022

In this episode, Ben chats with Veryan Weston who visited Wakefield Jazz with a  group called Eternal Triangle. Tracks: Bohuslav Martinu - 'Allegro' from Double Concerto for Two String Orchestras, Piano and Timpani Ornette Coleman - 'Harlems Manhattan' Eternal Triangle - 'Jara' Sign up to the mailing list at www.wakefieldjazz.org for upcoming events at one of the best jazz venues in the UK.

Tuesday Jan 04, 2022

Leeds based drummer Caroline Boaden talks to Ben about her gigs, influences and favourite tracks. Tracks:Eberhard - Lyle MaysA Moment of Quiet Resignation - Andy Schofield and Les ChisnellHush - Nikki Iles Sign up to the mailing list at www.wakefieldjazz.org for upcoming events at one of the best jazz venues in the UK.

Tuesday Jan 04, 2022

American sax player Greg Abate talks with Ben about his life as a touring jazz artist and his approaches to his music and live performances. Tracks:Sunshower - Greg Abate and the Kenny Barron TrioCheek to Cheek - Phil WoodsStardust - Artie Shaw Jazz Orchestra featuring Dick JohnsonVoyage - Greg Abate and the Kenny Baron Trio For more info visit www.gregabate.com Sign up to the mailing list at www.wakefieldjazz.org for upcoming events at one of the best jazz venues in the UK.

Tuesday Jan 04, 2022

Trumpet player, Mark Armstrong chats about some of his favourite tracks as well as his work as Artistic and Music Director for the National Youth Jazz Orchestra (NYJO). Tracks:Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra - Off the CuffMel Lewis Jazz Orchestra - QuietudeEchoes of Ellington Jazz Orchestra - Venus (from The Jazz Planets) For more information about Mark visit www.markarmstrongmusic.comand for NYJO visit www.nyjo.org.uk Sign up to the mailing list at www.wakefieldjazz.org for upcoming events at one of the best jazz venues in the UK.

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