Wendy Kirkland

Instrument: Piano

Born: April 17

Wendy’s musical career began at age 8, when she started taking piano lessons. She won a scholarship to have all her lessons paid for by Derbyshire Music, and continued to take her ABRSM piano grades.

Switching to jazz in her late teens, Wendy continued her playing career as a dance class pianist, accompanist to singers and as a keyboardist in club bands. After being persuaded to sing by a great friend and guitarist, Bill McCreath, Wendy learned to reach people who are perhaps turned off by instrumental jazz, as she learnt to communicate with the audience through the songs. Wendy’s voice has been likened to Blossom Dearie with hints of Diana Krall.

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“Wendy plays and sings with great passion and this first recording could just mark the beginning of much deserved recognition.” —Alan Barnes

“Wendy is proof that great musicians are alive and kicking all around the UK and that they don’t have to be products of our music colleges to create high quality, entertaining music.” —Jim Mullen

“I’ve had the pleasure of playing music with Wendy & Pat a few times & their relaxed attitude & superb musicianship means I always look forward to the next time!” — Roger Beaujolais

”Mellow and stylish” - Clive Davis, The Times

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Primary Instrument

Piano

Location

Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Willing to teach

Beginners

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