The W

Thursday 18 May 2023 at 7:30 pm

Featuring some of the UK’s hottest and most in-demand players, The W is a newly established London-based contemporary jazz quartet.

Featuring Heidi Vogel, vocalist for Cinematic Orchestra, collaborator with Thundercat, Soweto Kinch and Chick Corea; New Yorker Gene Calderazzo, a leading drummer on the international jazz scene whose vast portfolio include performances with Pharoah Sanders, Radiohead and Wayne Krantz; double bassist Andrea Di Biase who has performed with many world-class cutting-edge musicians such as Stan Sultzman, Norma Winstone and Kenny Wheeler; and finally led by composer and improvising pianist Bruno Heinen, a favourite of our series and collaborator with Shabaka Hutchings, ESKA, and Julian Arguelles. The Guardian once described his music as “eclectic, eccentric and unobtrusively erudite” which is a fair summation of the sound of The W.

The group will also be joined by special guest James Kitchman. London-based guitarist James Kitchman hails from the forsaken realm of Northumberland. Described by All About Jazz as possessing ‘an exalted lyricism and a sophisticated grasp of harmony’, he is recognised as one of the most distinctive and sought-after jazz guitarists of his generation. Kitchman frequently appears at London’s most prestigious venues in collaboration with UK and international artists, including a recent series of concerts with indie-rock group The Libertines. His latest recording ‘First Quartet’ (Ubuntu Music) has been played by BBC Radio 3, Jazz FM, & Worldwide FM, receiving critical acclaim. It features Bruno Heinen, Tom McCredie and Shane Forbes and has received over one million streams on streaming platforms.

Doors open at 7pm.

  • Date: Thursday 18 May 2023

  • Time: 7:30 pm

  • Location: Firth Court Western Bank Sheffield S10 2TN

  • Price: Full £17 / Concessions £15 / Students £9 / 15 – 17 year olds £4 / Under 15s Free

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