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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.

  
October 2014
1st
@ Bulls Head
PETE HURT GEOFF SIMKINS QUINTET
Pete Hurt tenor sax, Geoff Simkins alto sax, Joe Webb piano, Steve Watts bass, Lloyd Haines drums

Geoff Simkins, one of the finest alto players on the scene today met Pete several decades ago and they occasionally come together to play the odd gig. Tonight features two of Geoff's pupils from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (Joe and Lloyd) plus Steve Watts in a programme of standards and originals.
£10 / £8 conc / £5 students
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WayOutWest
Festival
WAY OUT WEST 10th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS – October 8th – November 19th 2014

In October Way Out West celebrates 10 years of promoting jazz concerts in west London. In more than 400 concerts this collective of musicians and composers has presented music from mainstream through bebop, cool, Latin, free jazz and improv, fusion and contemporary sounds, reflecting the wide-ranging interests of the members no less than its uniquely diverse membership, ranging in age from 21 to 85.
Starting at the Bull’s Head, Barnes on October 8th with a celebration of the music of Eddie Harvey, there are weekly gigs at the Bull plus two concerts at the Café Posk in Hammersmith. Current and past members including Tim Whitehead, Emily Saunders and Larry Bartley play new original compositions, and the collective comes together during the London Jazz Festival on November 14th and 19th with a fresh look at music past and present.
 
8th
@ Bulls Head
EDDIE HARVEY SEPTET
Tony Woods, Matt Wates, Pete Hurt, Jimmy Hastings saxes, Kate Williams piano, Dave Jones bass, Tony Kinsey drums

Tonight's gig kicks off the start of WOW's 10th anniversary. The late Eddie Harvey was a much respected founder member of WOW and members of group come together to celebrate his life and music. The band will be playing selections from his vast output of arrangements and original compositions.
£10 / £8 conc / £5 students
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10th
@ Cafe Posk
CLEVELAND WATKISS AND THE HEADS AND FEET HOUSE BAND
Tim Whitehead Saxes, Cleveland Watkiss Vocals, Jonathon Gee Piano, Neville Malcolm Bass, Shaney Forbes Percussion

A new all star band brought together by two award winning musicians to play jazz grooves to move to.
“From the moment the first set started, Cleveland Watkiss andhad the capacity house of the Rose Theatre's Culture Cafe on their feet and in the palm of their collective hand.
Jerry Gunn-General Manager ,The Rose Theatre Kingston
£8 / £5 students
 
15th
@ Bulls Head
EMILY SAUNDERS ESB
Emily Saunders (voice), Byron Wallen (tpt), Steve Pringle (keys), Paul Michael (Bass), George Hart (drums)

"Critically acclaimed Emily Saunders, marked as ‘one to look out for’ by The Guardian’s John Fordham, brings ESB back to WayoutWest highlighting: international trumpeter Byron Wallen, “one of the most innovative, exciting and original trumpet players alive” – Jazzwise Magazine, Steve Pringle, piano (worked with Joss Stone, Michael Kiwanuka, Abram Wilson, Denys Baptiste and won Jon Hassell Memorial Prize for Jazz [2010]), Paul Michael, bass (Julian Joseph and Liane Carroll). Emily is viewed by many as the UK’s counterpart to US vocalist Gretchen Parlato.
£10 / £8 conc / £5 students
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22nd
@ Bulls Head
TONY KINSEY
Sam Mayne (sax), John Horler (piano), Andy Clynedert (bass), Tony Kinsey (drums)

TONY KINSEY is something of an enigma. On the one hand, he is one of Britain's leading drummers and throughout a career spanning over five decades many a recording session has been graced by his virtuosity and unique style of playing. He is principally recognized for his gifts as a jazz musician but his consummate skills enable him to play in any style required, from jazz-rock to the bossa nova and including just about everything else in between. He was a founder member of The Dankworth Seven, and has worked with many of the worlds great jazz artitstes,including Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughn, Billie Holiday, Oscar Peterson, ClarkTerry, Art farmer, Sweets Edison’ Chet Baker, Ben Webster and many more. On the other hand, he is a composer of exceptional sensitivity and imagination and the range and depth of his compositions mirror the versatile nature of his drumming. Areas in which Tony specializes and excels in, range from works for jazz orchestra through to works for symphony orchestra.
“Tony kinsey Big Band is world class”: Review: Charles Alexander--- Jazzwise
£10 / £8 conc / £5 students
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29th
@ Bulls Head
VASILIS XENOPOULOS QUARTET
Vasilis Xenopoulos (sax), Leon Greening (Piano), Steve Watts (Bass), Pete Cater (Drums)

Vasilis returns at the Bullshead with a dynamic Quartet featuring hardbop virtuoso Leon Greening, popular sideman Steve Watts and one of UK's most successful Big Band frontmen, Pete Cater. The band will be performing a mixture of new arrangements as well as featured numbers from the critically acclaimed Vasilis' latest album "The Wind Machine".
£10 / £8 conc / £5 students
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November 2014
5th
@ Bulls Head
NETTE ROBINSON'S LITTLE BIG BAND
Nette Robinson (voice), Tony Woods (saxes/alto clarinet/flute), Malcolm Earle-Smith (trombone), Mark Rose (bass) & Chris Nickolls (drums)

The Little Big Band is a “hard swinging unit” (Time Out) that presents Nette’s own creative rearrangements of big-band classics, especially of the Count Basie and Duke Ellington orchestras.  “refreshingly transparent and energising.” (Jazzwise) The band tackles Ellington and Basie classics with a fire and imagination which belies its size. (The Yorkshire Post)
£10 / £8 conc / £5 students
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12th
@ Bulls Head
LARRY BARTLEY'S JUST US!
Larry Bartley - bass, Tony Kofi and Ed Jones - reeds, Rod Youngs - drums

Larry Bartley's new band features new compositions reflecting Larry's cultural and musical heritage. The band's powerful live performances have gathered audiences around the country, and are captured in their CD 'Beauty in the Hideous'.
£10 / £8 conc / £5 students
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14th
@ Cafe Posk
WAY OUT WEST LARGE ENSEMBLE
Way Out West Large Ensemble perform fresh new compositions to celebrate their tenth anniversary
£8 / £5 students