Way Out West: The Songs Of Stevie Wonder
Fri 13 November
Stream time / 7:30pmBook Tickets
LocationONLINE (from Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre)
Donations welcomed FREE
Musicians from West London jazz collective Way Out West play an evening of music by Stevie Wonder featuring classic songs from albums such as Innervisions, Talking Book and Songs In The Key Of Life.
Featuring: Tim Whitehead and Tony Woods (saxophones), Nette Robinson (vocals), Tom Millar (piano), Dave Jones (bass), Gary Willcox (drums). Plus interval feature by Emily Saunders (vocals).
Tim Whitehead, founder of Way Out West, has led a plethora of his own jazz ensembles. He toured and recorded 'Nonsense' featuring settings of Children's Poet Laureate Michael Rosen's two books of Nonsense poetry. Tim was commissioned by the London Jazz Festival to compose 'Turner And The Thames' for the 2013 and 2014 festivals. He was also a member of the groundbreaking big band Loose Tubes in the 1980s.
Tony Woods has been leading his own ensemble, The Tony Woods Project, since the 1990's. The band have toured the UK extensively and released several albums to date, each featuring melodic, folk inspired, quirky and uplifting compositions from Tony and exciting solos from the whole band. In 2012 he released 'Seventh Daze', the debut album from Kwartet (Tony's collaboration with Tim Whitehead).
Nette Robinson has released several recordings to date, ranging from duo to big band. She featured on 'Home Thoughts' by Michael Garrick's Lyric Ensemble which was Garrick's last ever recording. Her album 'The Little Big Band Plays' demonstrated both her vocal and arranging skills featuring big band classics by Ellington and Basie. "When she sings she swings with velvety voice and impeccable jazz timing." (Jazz Journal)
Tom Millar is a London-based jazz pianist, composer and bandleader. Since his quartet's debut album release, 'Unnatutal Events', in 2017, he has taken the band on a 20-date UK tour. He was made a City Music Foundation Artist in 2018. He has worked with several artists on the UK scene including Gareth Lockrane, Laura Jurd, Duncan Eagles and Jim Hart.