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Spirit of Hope UMC

Jazz for the Soul, Tom Wakeling West By Northwest

West by Northwest is a high energy, hard-swinging style group. Join us for Tom Wakeling and cohorts for a fun night of jazz!

Jazz for the Soul, Tom Wakeling West By Northwest
Jazz for the Soul, Tom Wakeling West By Northwest

Time & Location

Feb 11, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Spirit of Hope UMC, 14403 N 75th Ave, Peoria, AZ 85381, USA

About the Event

Welcome Back West by Northwest to the JAZZ for the  SOUL stage at Spirit of Hope!

Featuring the extraordinary Mr. Tom Wakeling on bass, the "fleet-fingered keyboard dynamo" Angelo Versace on keys, world-class trumpeter, Jason Carder, and the Valley's own ever-popular rhythm master, Dom Moio on drums. This group embraces past, present, and future jazz with great chemistry and an adventurous, hard-swinging style.  Come and experience the humor, energy and crushing groove of West by Northwest!

Tom Wakeling — For over 40 years, Tom Wakeling has put his bass to work at jazz festivals, concert halls, and jazz clubs throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. Tom has performed with many jazz greats, including Arturo Sandoval, Lee Konitz, Mel Torme, Benny Golson, James Moody, Herb Ellis, Mose Allison, Charlie Rouse, Houston Person, Ken Peplowski, Ernie Watts, Scott Hamilton, Charles McPherson, Carl Fontana, and Herb Geller. Among the rhythm section greats he has performed with are Albert “Tootie” Heath, Jeff Hamilton, Mickey Roker, Lewis Nash, Butch Miles, Grady Tate, Mike Clark, Chuck Redd, Dave Frishberg, Bill Mays, Tamir Hendleman, Roger Kellaway, Mike Wofford, Bill Cunliffe, Art Lande, Edward Simon, and Bruce Forman.

Tom’s “show biz” credits include Della Reese, Red Skelton, Rich Little, Mickey Rooney, the Fifth Dimension, and playing in the orchestras of national touring shows such as "Cats", "A Chorus Line", the Joffrey Ballet, “Grease”, and "Damn Yankees" (with Jerry Lewis).

An experienced and dynamic educator, Tom has served as a guest artist at the Wuhan (China) Conservatory of Music, Taichung (Taiwan) University, Stanford University Jazz Workshop, Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, University of Kansas, Arizona State University, University of Nevada, UC Fullerton, University of Arizona, University of British Columbia, Centrum - Pt. Townsend Jazz Workshop, Douglas College Summer Jazz Intensive, Jazz Camp West, and the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, among others.

In addition to his live quartet recording with Juno award-winning Canadian trumpet player Brad Turner, Tom’s recordings include Rebecca Kilgore’s “Moonshadow Dance”, Nancy King’s “Perennial”, "Climbing” with the Alan Jones Sextet, and the Bridge Quartet’s “Night”.

ALL JFTS CONCERTS ARE FREE and open to the public and all donations received will benefit local and international humanitarian causes. You do not need to register for this event, but if you haven't done so, please join our mailing list so we can keep you posted with Jazz for the Soul updates and reminders. Doors open at 5:30PM.

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