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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 2015
 
22nd
@ Bulls Head
The Wobbly Rail Five

The Wobbly Rail Five, named for Pete Hurt's devotion to steam trains, and for an early Cecil Taylor composition, plays tunes by Pete, Chris Biscoe and Liam Noble, as well as the occasional jazz classic. Music strong on melody, rhythm and harmony.


Chris Biscoe and Pete Hurt - reeds, Liam Noble - piano, Steve Watts - bass, Jon Scott - drums  


£10 / £8 conc / £5 students
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29th
@ Bulls Head
Matt Wates Sextet

'A seriously good band containing six of Britain's finest jazz musicians' (Dave Gelly, Observer)

This long-running outfit will present a selection from their large and ever-expanding repertoire, including from their twelfth CD, 'Yemanja' (as featured on Jazz Record Requests). Swing and groove, values at the core of jazz, are likewise at the core of their music.

Matt Wates, alto, Martin Shaw, tpt, Steve Main, tnr, Leon Greening, pno, Malcolm Creese, bass, Matt Home, dms

This will be Matt's last gig as a member of WOW! Come on down and help the band mark the occasion in style!
£10 / £8 conc / £5 students
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August 2015
5th
@ Bulls Head
Don Weller/Jim Mullen Quartet

London based saxophone collossus Don Weller with the famously cavernous tone is joined by thumb-picking funk guitar virtuoso Jim Mullen in a programme of truly classic jazz drawn from right across the spectrum.

Don Weller has been at the forefront of the British Jazz Scene for over 40 years both as player and composer/arranger from the seminal 'punk jazz' of Major Surgery in the 70s through bands with Stan Tracey, Art Themen and numerous bands under his own leadership, from quartets and quintets through to the full 17-piece big-band.

Jim Mullen perhaps best known for his long collaboration with Dick Morrissey in the eponymous Morrissey/Mullen Jazz Funk band. He has also led several bands at the forefront of contemporary jazz performing original material in the company of such as Gareth Williams, Laurence Cottle, Mornington Lockett, Dave O'Higgins, Tim Whitehead, Gary Husband; in fact the cream of the contemporary London Scene.

Mick Hutton is everyones favourite bass player. He is one of those supremely versatile musicians who can play any kind of jazz with any kind of jazzer, from Humph to Django (Bates). His CV includes Pharoah Sanders, Bobo Stenson, Tim Garland, Tim Whitehead, Christine Tobin, Gordon Beck, Gary Husband, Mose Allison, John Scofield, Loose Tubes, Claire Martin, Ralph Towner, Annie Ross; the list goes on.

Paul Robinson was missing from the London Scene for a long period when he was touring with Nina Simone's band up until her death. He is now back in London where we hope to be hearing a lot more of him.

Don Weller, tenor sax; Jim Mullen, Guitar; Mick Hutton, Double Bass; Paul Roinson, Drums.

£10 / £8 conc / £5 students
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12th
@ Bulls Head
The Session

This Modern Jazz Quintet from New Orleans features five of the crescent city's prominent young sidemen. The band grew out of a weekly practice session started four years ago. Individually the Session's members play or have played with the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra, Ellis Marsalis, Herlin Riley and Dr John. As a group the sound they bring is a hard swinging New Orleans brand of straight ahead jazz that is a unique combination of the music's tradition & past and the contemporary.
website: www.thesessionmusic.com www.facebook.com/the.session1

James Partridge, Tenor Saxophone; Steve Lands, Trumpet; Jasen Weaver, Bass; Andrew McGowan, Piano; Darrian Douglas, Drums;

£10 / £8 conc / £5 students
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19th
@ Bulls Head
Way Out West Summer Workshops (1)

Play with professional jazz musicians from Way Out West at the world-famous Bull's Head, Barnes

Workshops: 4pm - 7pm Gig : 8.30pm Cost for workshop (+ automatic entry to gig): £20 (can pay on the day but please check in advance so we don't go over capacity - restricted numbers to ensure an excellent workshop and gig) As well as the workshop leaders, other members of the collective will play in the gig alongside students, as available. Ticket prices for gig: same as usual (workshop is open for adults and talented young people aged 12 and above) Please see www.wowjazz.org for more details.

Pete Hurt, Tony Kinsey, Flo Moore

£10 / £8 conc / £5 students
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26th
@ Bulls Head
Way Out West Summer Workshops (2)

Play with professional jazz musicians from Way Out West at the world-famous Bull's Head, Barnes

Workshops: 4pm - 7pm Gig : 8.30pm Cost for workshop (+ automatic entry to gig): £20 (can pay on the day but please check in advance so we don't go over capacity - restricted numbers to ensure an excellent workshop and gig) As well as the workshop leaders, other members of the collective will play in the gig alongside students, as available. Ticket prices for gig: same as usual (workshop is open for adults and talented young people aged 12 and above) Please see www.wowjazz.org for more details.

Gary Willcox, Kate Williams, Flo Moore

£10 / £8 conc / £5 students
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