|Kenny Wheeler. Photo credit – Luigi Pretolani|
Kenny Wheeler (Jan 14th 1930 – Sept 18th 2014)
St. James Church, Sussex Gardens, Paddington, London W2 3UD
Friday October 31st - Service commences at 2.30pm. Free Entry.
There will be a memorial service organised by the friends and colleagues of Kenny Wheeler to which everyone is invited who wishes to pay their final respects to the great musician, who sadly passed away last month.
The service will featureKenny’s big band, quintet, brass music and the London Vocal Project.
Musicians performing include John Taylor, Evan Parker, Norma Winstone, Stan Sulzmann, John Hollenbeck, Glauco Venier, Martin France, Chris Laurence, Julian Arguelles, Henry Lowther and many, many more.
There will also be some readings and remembrances by some of Kenny’s close friends and colleagues.
Kenny’s daughter Louanne and son Mark have said:
“Our family has been so touched by the outpouring of emotion and support over the last month. We invite everyone who would like to come along to celebrate the life and music of our Dad, and say a final farewell to him in the company of a great number of his favourite musicians.”
LINK: Our post from last month, with links to several tributes and obituaries