The Impossible Gentlemen at Wakefield Jazz Club
Music - Jazz, Fri 28 Oct 2016
Wakefield Sports Club (College Grove),
It has been a two-year journey to get this prestigious band to Wakefield both for the sponsor who asked for them and to delight us all. The combination of world-class UK and American musicians means they are in demand all over the world and by other top musicians – viz. Pat Metheny’s recent tour for which Gwilym Simcock was recruited.
Multi-award-winning, the Band was voted “Best Ensemble” in the 2012 Parliamentary Jazz Awards, an event that might have been repeated every year since. They revel in the compositions they create for themselves (some on the way to becoming modern standards) but particularly in the interactions and contrasts they embody. An intense classically influenced solo from Gwilym followed by a full-on rock-out from Mike Walker is an example of the most joyous jazz on the planet.
“world-class jazz - nothing short of sensational" The Guardian 4 stars
Gwilym Simcock - piano
Mike Walker - guitar
Iain Dixon - saxophones
Steve Rodby - bass
Adam Nussbaum - drums
Web : impossiblegentlemen.com
Latest CD : “Lets Get DeLuxe” (with Iain Dixon ) (Basho Records)
|Fri 28 Oct 2016||19:15 to 23:00|
£17.00 and £16,00, students £8.50; 14and under free
SE 335216 53.69033 -1.49400
from M62 (J30) travel south on A642 through Stanley and on past Pinderfields hospital on Stanley Road. At the traffic lights at bottom of hill turn right into Eastmoor Road. Entrance to club is 500m on left.
From M1 (J41) travel south on A650 to join leeds Road (A61). At traffic lights turn left onto Westfield Road and then left onto College Grove Road and bear right onto Eastmoor Road. Club entrance is 200m on right.
By Public Transport:
Take a £3 taxi ride to Wakefield Sports Club from Wakefield City Centre
- Disabled access
- Disabled toilets
- On-site catering
- Public toilets
- Accepts groups
- Children welcome
- Disabled access
- Smoking not allowed