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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.

April 2015
@ Bulls Head
Mike Outram/Kate Williams Quartet

"An exciting new quartet, jointly led by pianist Kate Williams and guitarist Mike Outram playing the music of Bill Evans.

Mike Outram is a guitarist, improviser and composer. He has toured internationally with Herbie Mann, Carleen Anderson, Tim Garland and Theo Travis; recorded with Steven Wilson and Robert Fripp, and is Guitar Professor at Trinity College and The Royal Academy, London.

"There is no musician with such complete control of the sounds coming out of a guitar. It's a sound of great beauty." London Jazz News

Kate Williams has gained a distinctive reputation as a pianist and composer. She has released several recordings, including the critically acclaimed Smoke And Mirrors with the legendary tenor saxophonist Bobby Wellins. Her latest CD, Atlas & Vulcana, is a further reflection of her colourful originality, featuring her trio, quartet and septet.

""A superbly lucid and inventive pianist and composer"" BBC Radio 2"

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

Matt Wates, alto sax, Martin Shaw, trumpet, Steve
Main, tenor sax, Leon Greening, piano, Malcolm Creese, bass, Ed
Richardson, drums

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.

 'A seriously good band containing six of Britain's finest jazz musicians' (Dave Gelly, Observer)
£10/£8 / £5 students - Click for TICKETS
@ Cafe Posk
WOW @ Cafe Posk Tony Kinsey

Sam Mayne-alto; John Horler- piano; Andy Cleyndert- bass; Tony Kinsey-drums

On Friday the 10th of April The Tony Kinsey Quartet  play  their first quartet gig at the Posk.  With Sam Mayne: Alto, John Horler: piano, Andy Cleyndert: Bass, and Tony on Drums, they will be performing a programme  of standards , bebop and original music. They look forward to playing for old friends from Way Out West, and new friends from other quarters of the Globe.
£10 / £8 conc / £5 students
@ Bulls Head
Tom Millar Quartet

Tom Millar - piano; Mike Clowes - drums; Misha Mullov-Abbado - bass; Alex Munk - guitar

Rising star pianist, composer and bandleader Tom Millar has just recorded his debut album with the quartet over three days at the end of March, to be released at the end of 2015. Tom won a Recording Support grant from Jazz Services for this, as well as an Emerging Excellence Award from Help Musicians UK. The band has received attention for performing "finely crafted tunes and thoughtful improvisations" (saxophone legend Tim Whitehead). This will be an evening of entirely original music by Tom, including some exciting new material.
£10 / £8 conc / £5 students
@ Bulls Head
Mingus Mingus Mingus

Nette Robinson, Emily Saunders, Pete Hurt, Chris Biscoe, Tim Whitehead, Tom Millar, Mick Sexton, Dave Jones, Gary Willcox

Tonight WOW celebrates what would have been Mingus's 93rd birthday. Some of his best known compositions will be performed including Goodbye Pork Pie Hat, Fables of Faubus, Nostalgia In Times Square amongst others. Look forward to a soulful evening.
£10 / £8 conc / £5 students
@ Bulls Head
Mick Sexton's TORUS with Mornington Lockett

Mornington Lockett - saxophones; Jonathan Gee - piano; Mick Sexton - bass; Trevor Taylor - drums.

Saxophone Star Mornington Lockett fronts TORUS playing Jazz from the 70s and 80s.

As a member of the Ronnie Scott Quintet, Mornington Lockett toured widely, in the U.K. and internationally. He has recorded albums with Ronnie Scott, Jim Mullen, Stan Tracey, Don Grusin, Martin Drew, Claire Martin, Sarah Jane Morris and Ian Shaw.
and Jonathan Gee:

"...breathtaking risks, improvisational genius, all channelled through technical assurance, provide edge-of-the-seat excitement." Chris Parker,
"...passionate yet unflashy, but for rhythmic sophistication he's right up there …." - London Evening Standard

"TORUS put on a "blistering programme out of the 80s,.....passionate, melodically sure and both free or blues-soaked funky, as the material demands.....a wonderful night of jazz of the kind that I never expected to hear on the live circuit again" Brian Blain review London Jazz
£10 / £8 conc / £5 students