Dan Whieldon Trio
Heywood Civic Centre, Heywood.
Dan Whieldon Trio + Guest Richard Iles
Dan Whieldon - Piano Gavin Barras - Double Bass
Dave Walsh - Drums
Richard Iles - Flugelhorn
Classically trained pianist Dan Whieldon has been active on the Jazz scene for the last ten years. Dan acquired a taste for the 'European' Jazz sound whilst studying in Brussels shaping his recently released CD 'Positive Changes'.
Inspired by the Bill Evans school, many of its compositions are short forms with a 'song feel' about them, such as his 'Waltz for Ronnie' and 'Para Ti'. Dan will perform a varied programme of his own compositions and some familiar tunes.
Richard Iles is a highly respected lecturer in jazz studies. A prolific composer, brass teacher and trumpet tutor for Bolton Music Service, he is Musical Director of various Jazz Orchestras and Big Bands including Chetham's School of Music.