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A collective of the finest jazz musicians in West London.

They appear every Wednesday at the Bulls Head pub in Barnes (3 mins from Barnes Bridge station, or a short bus ride from Hammersmith)... and are not to be missed.

Also, now monthly at Cafe Posk in Hammersmith

Way Out West is a unique collective of jazz musicians. Diverse improvisation, performance, arranging, composition, all come to the forefront in full force within weekly gigs, as each collective member presents collaborations of their work with guest stars from today's jazz scene.

Seasonal blasts include Way Out West appearing together for All-star evenings.

July 2014
16thThe Allsorts Band:
(Katie Patterson - Drums, Oli Cadman - Keyboards, Peter Gavin - Electric Bass, Alex Munk - Guitar, Riley Stone - Lonergan - Tenor Sax.)

Canadian born drummer and composer Katie Patterson presents her band of infectious groovesters; unapologetically mashing up jazz with neo-prog and improv with an emphasis on a focused ensemble sound.

23rdDave Jones Sextet:

(Tony Woods - alto sax, Tim Whitehead - tenor sax, Martin Shaw - trumpet, John Turville - piano, Dave Jones - bass, Winston Clifford - drums)

Dave leads an exciting new sextet combining expansive compositional structures with the explorative improvisations of Tim Whitehead, Tony Woods, Martin Shaw and John Turville. Supporting this stella line up is Winston Clifford and leader Dave Jones. Expect originals with some compositions from Toninho Horta and Michel Petruciani.

30thJimmy Hastings Quartet:

(Jimmy Hastings - tenor sax and flute, John Horler - piano, Tim Wells - bass, Trevor Tomkins - drums)

The quartet presents a programme of music that ranges from middle of the road to modern in style with the odd original thrown in.

August 2014
6thWOW Summer Spectacular featuring Chris Biscoe, Tom Millar, Jimmy Hastings, Mick Sexton
8thWOW Friday @ Cafe Posk: The Session:

Darrian Douglas - Drums, Jasen Weaver - Bass, Steven Lands - Trumpet, James Partridge - Saxophone, Andrew McGowan - Piano.

The Session is a modern New Orleans jazz group formed, in 2011, by five of the most noteworthy members of the crescent city’s new generation of younger musicians. They performed in the New Orleans Jazz festival 2013 and are currently touring Europe.
13thDon Weller & Jim Mullen Quartet
20thWOW Jam session
27thWOW Jam session