image for Music - Jazz item typeThe Impossible Gentlemen at Wakefield Jazz Club

Music - Jazz, Fri 28 Oct 2016


Wakefield Sports Club (College Grove),
Eastmoor Road,

Events at this Venue

date event
Fri 7 Oct Malija
Fri 14 Oct Jeff Williams Quartet
Fri 21 Oct Brass Jaw
Fri 28 Oct The Impossible Gentlemen
Fri 4 Nov John Etheridge with Chris Garrick
Fri 11 Nov Lilli Unwin Band


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 :
Latest CD : “Lets Get DeLuxe” (with Iain Dixon ) (Basho Records)

Disabled accessDisabled toiletsOn-site cateringPublic toiletsAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessSmoking not allowed

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 28 Oct 2016 19:15 to 23:00
Doors and food available from 7:30pm; music at 8:30pm


£17.00 and £16,00, students £8.50; 14and under free



See location of Wakefield Jazz Club on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 335216  Lat: 53.69033 Long: -1.49400

By Road:
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

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport


  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed