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Music - Jazz, Fri 8 Dec 2017

Wakefield Jazz

Wakefield Jazz

Address

Wakefield Sports Club (College Grove),
Eastmoor Road,
Wakefield,
WF1 3RR

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Jazz pianist/composer Kate Williams was born in London into a musical family (her father is the guitarist John Williams, her mother a classical pianist). A recipient of the John Dankworth Award For Talent Deserving Wider Recognition, she has gained a distinctive reputation as both a writer and performer. Recently she has concentrated on writing for septets, either a trio with strings or a superb full jazz line-up. That has meant her playing has been mainly at Festivals where the reception has always been tremendous. Luckily she still runs occasional gigs with her quartet featuring the outstanding flutist Gareth Lockrane who has also been busy running a Big Band. He last visited Wakefield with Grooveyard in 2011. We welcome both back enthusiastically.

“Flashes of virtuosity from Williams on piano, Gareth Lockrane on flute, Tristan Mailliot on drums and Oli Hayhurst on bass set the scene, and from this point creativity bursts forth in all directions.” Jonathan Carvell (London Jazz News)

"Kate Williams has a quality rare among jazz composers: a musical vocabulary that's all her own. Restless, quirky and strewn with odd phrases that should sound out of place but don't." Dave Gelly (Observer) history of the

Kate Williams - piano
Gareth Lockrane - flute
Oli Hayhurst - bass
Tristan Maillot - drums

Latest CD : Four plus Three (trio with string quartet)

Web : kate-williams-quartet.com

Disabled toiletsOn-site cateringPublic toiletsTelephone (public)Accepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Recently refurbished premises with a great range of drinks at the bar.

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 8 Dec 2017 19:15 to 23:30
Doors and food from 7:30pm; first set 8:30pm

Prices

£14.00; conc.s £13.00

Location

Directions

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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: 2 miles from Wakefield Westgate station

Facilities

  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Recently refurbished premises with a great range of drinks at the bar.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking provided for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is:
    • YesSolid ie tarmac / concrete etc
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesRamp

Dining

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to restaurant / cafe
  • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds), or access by ramp or lift to the toilets
  • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp to a specially adapted toilet for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesRestaurant / café well lit and suitable for people with sight impairments
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesAudible alarm system
  • YesVisual alarm system

Entrance

  • YesRamp to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit