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Wendy Kirkland

My Jazz Story

I love jazz because it is spontaneous, unpredictable and sophisticated. I was first exposed to jazz when my dad brought home transcriptions of Dave Brubeck's Time Out and Time Further Out. At 14 I was hooked. I met Gary Husband, drummer and keyboardist recently at Pizza Express in London. I was starstruck! The best show I ever attended was... The first jazz record I bought was Oscar Peterson's 'We Get Requests'.

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