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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.

  
May 2015
6th @ Bulls HeadNathaniel Facey Trio

"Vibrant young alto saxophonist Nathaniel Facey is a founder member of the prize winning band Empirical. Nathaniel has created musical tributes to jazz greats Sonny Rollins and Eric Dolphy, and has worked and recorded with many of the most exciting contemporary jazz artists, including Jack de Johnette, Jason Moran, Courtney Pine and Jerry Dammers. 

Nathaniel Facey - alto sax, Tom Farmer - bass, Shaney Forbes
 
""Nathaniel Facey ... he’s the fastest maturing young saxophonist/composer on the UK scene."" John Fordham, The Guardian  "


 
8th
@ Cafe Posk
WOW @ Cafe Posk Dave Jones' Nonet

Dave has been a tutor and course leader in the music department at RACC since 2000 up until recently Dave was lead tutor for RJS but now while still active in RJS he places his focus on teaching and performing.  He has also been involved in teaching various youth jazz orchestras.  Dave was also a faculty member for the Jamie Aebersold International Jazz Summer School and continues to work in a number of HE institutions as bass teacher and external examiner.

Dave’s professional playing career spans theatre, TV, radio and performing internationally alongside many artists such as Juan Martin, Willard White, Jacqui Dankworth, BBC Big Band and Pete Cater Big Band.   As leader and member of jazz  collective ‘Way Out West’, he has recently led projects such as ‘Dave Jones’ Nonet’,  ‘Latin Affinity’ featuring soloists such as Roberto Pla, Tim Whitehead, Tony Woods, Henry Lowther and  performs regularly as bass player for the exciting ‘Ronnie Scott’s Jazz and Soul Orchestra’.

“The energy and enthusiasm of students and tutors alike continue to make RJS an incredibly communal, friendly and stimulating place to come and make our music together.   We look forward immensely to our new performance and teaching spaces to showcase our music and welcome new friends and students”  Dave Jones

£10 / £8 conc / £5 students
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13th
@ Bulls Head
Nette Robinson's Tribute to Chet Baker

Nette Robinson- voice, Martin Shaw-Trumpet, Kate Williams-piano, Matt Ridley-bass

Over the years, Nette Robinson has offered several musical and visual homages to this beautifully expressive and melodic jazz legend.   Expect interpretations of material from various albums and bands, including Chet Baker Sings and his work with the Gerry Mulligan Quartet.

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20th
@ Bulls Head
"Vasilis Xenopoulos
 Standard Time Quartet"

Vasilis Xenopoulos tenor saxophone Leon Greening piano Adam King Bass Matt Home Drums

For this appereance at the Bull's Head , Vasilis returns with a dynamic Quartet which will be performing a set of some milestone original jazz compositions from the Post Bop era of Jazz. The band will be consisted by three of Ronnie Scotts jazz club rhythm section regulars. Leon Greening on piano, Adam King on Bass and Matt Home on drums.

£10 / £8 conc / £5 students
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