|Kenny Wheeler performing at his 80th Birthday Concert in 2010
Photo: Royal Academy of Music
Evan Parker writes:
Kenny has not been able to work for health reasons for most of 2014. In this first benefit concert, some of his friends from the free scene and the Reuben Fowler Big Band present their tribute to one of the world’s greatest musicians.
– Alison Blunt Ensemble: Neil Metcalfe/ Mark Sanders /Dylan Bates/Sue Ferrar /Phil Wachsmann /Noura Sanatian / Aleks Kolkowski/ Alison Blunt / Sylvia Hallett / Benedict Taylor / Olie Brice / David Leahy
– Ray Warleigh Quartet
– Reuben Fowler Big Band playing Kenny Wheeler’s The Jigsaw, Sea Lady, 2005 Suite and original material.
– DJ John Coxon playing Kenny records
Epic (13-15 Stoke Newington Road, London, N16 8BH)
Friday August 15th – doors 7pm. £12 and £10 !
Epic is a 3 minute walk north from Dalston Kingsland Station. Off street parking at Princess May School in Barrett Grove.
One of the great players and writers of our time.
Worked with him and recorded on a few occasions.
Best wishes to Kenny Wheeler – loved his music for decades
One of the true greats of our time, his composing and playing has inspired me my whole musical life.