The magnificent work of female jazz pianists will receive the tribute it deserves near St Asaph next month.

The Wendy Kirkland Quartet and special guest saxophonist Chris Gumbley will present their unique blend of melodic, lyrical jazz in Piano Divas at The White House, in Rhuallt, on October 10, celebrating the work of towering female performers from Nina Simone to Shirley Horn.

Wendy Kirkland has been performing as a jazz pianist and singer for over 15 years, playing all over the UK with players such as Karen Sharp, Jim Mullen, Stuart MacDonald, Christian Brewer, Roger Beaujolais, Fat Chops Big Band and Alan Barnes.

Her voice brings the tones of Blossom Dearie and Diana Krall to memory, while her pianistic style has been described as a happy marriage of Wynton Kelly and Eliane Elias.

Since its release in 2017 Wendy's album, 'Piano Divas', has attracted airplay from over 20 radio stations worldwide and has been named an Album of the Week by The Jazz UK.

Joining Kirkland, Gumbley is a seasoned performer who has toured with The Temptations and the Four Tops, as well as the renowned The Pasadena Roof Orchestra and has also played with with the BBC Big Band.

On guitar, Pat Sprakes cut his jazz teeth with Tony Kofi and Darius Brubeck and has performed for Robben Ford. Pat is an excellent accompanist as well as a clear and melodic soloist whose influences include Wes Montgemery and George Benson.

The line-up for Wendy Kirkland: Piano Divas is completed by Mike Green on double bass, and Chris Pike on drums.

North Wales Jazz returns to The White House on Wednesday 10 October at 8pm.

Admission is £6.50, with concessions available - for more information contact north Wales jazz via v or by calling 01745 812260.