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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
 
1st
@ Bulls Head
Perrett/Janes/Moore/Gardner

This band is a collaborative new project featuring some exciting young players on the London jazz scene. The quartet's repertoire consists mainly of original music written by the members, and benefits from their differing compositional approaches. They will also play material drawn from a wider pool of resources representing the Jazz tradition notably by composers such as Paul Motian and Charlie Haden.

Ronan Perrett - sax, Tal Janes - guitar, Flo Moore - bass, Sam Gardner - drums


£10 / £8 conc / £5 students
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8th
@ Bulls Head
Mike Outram and John Wheatcroft

Both Mike Outram and John Wheatcroft are seasoned performers in public and in the recording studio. Individually and collectively they are masters of a large range of modern guitar styles and musical genres. As educators they have been hugely influential on the upcoming generation of instrumentalists. Expect a wide ranging exposition of modern jazz guitar capabilities in solo, duo, and quartet settings; a master class in jazz guitar.

Mike Outram, John Wheatcroft (guitars); bass and drums tbc.
 

£10 / £8 conc / £5 students
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10th
@ Cafe Posk
WOW @ Cafe Posk - Hats off to the Duke

WOW pays homage to Duke Ellington. Ellington Classics re-imagined with Kate Williams, Tony Woods, Chris Biscoe, Nette Robinson, Gary Wilcox, Pete Hurt, Tom Millar....
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15th
@ Bulls Head
Tony Kinsey Quartet

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, Lena Horne, Oscar Peterson, ClarkTerry, Art farmer, Sweets Edison. Cleo Laine, Annie Ross, 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. {Taken from 'Culture Vulture' article} The different small jazz groups Tony has led over the years, have twice been voted "top band" in the Uk’s jazz press Awards.


The regular quartet includes John Horler, Andy Cleyndert and Sam Mayne. On this occasion Sam Mayne's place will be taken by the wonderful Andy Panayi. They will be performing a programme from their repertoire of standards, bebop and original music. They look forward to seeing members from WOW, and old and new friends from all corners of the globe.

Andy Panayi - saxes, John Horler - piano, Andy Cleyndert - bass, Tony Kinsey - drums
 

£10 / £8 conc / £5 students
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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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