Way Out West: The Age of Ellington

Since his first composition in 1918, Duke Ellington’s influence on jazz, and particularly on writing for his ‘instrument’, the jazz orchestra, has been one of the constants in the development of the music. Successive generations have been inspired by his writing, including Billy Strayhorn, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk and Mike Westbrook, and our EFG/LJF concerts include music by these writers, and new compositions from members of Way Out West.

Uniquely amongst contemporary UK Jazz Collectives, Way Out West emphasizes a multi-generational approach, with membership ranging over eight decades, including bebop great Tony Kinsey, Parliamentary Jazz Award winner Kate Williams, and rising star Tom Millar.

Way Out West staged more than 700 concerts from 2004 to 2020. The Riverhouse Barn is a lovely venue with excellent acoustics, a relaxed atmosphere and an outstanding piano. 
Today’s pair of concerts marks Way Out West’s return to active promotion in a celebration of the greatest influencer in jazz composition, Duke Ellington.

Part one – 4pm:
Chris Biscoe and Pete Hurt – saxophones
Nick Mills – trombone
Kate Williams – piano
Dave Jones – bass
Gary Willcox – drums

Part two – 7.30pm:
Tim Whitehead and Tony Woods – saxophones
Nette Robinson – voice
Tom Millar – piano
Dave Jones – bass
Gary Willcox – drums


Sunday 14 November – 4pm & 7.30pm (indoors & live-streamed)
Tickets: £15 per concert
(if you wish to see both concerts you will need to book separate tickets)
Streamed – donations

This performance will be livestreamed at 4pm and 7.30pm on Sunday 14th November 2021.

This performance is streamed on a “donate to view” basis. Please donate, if you can, at virginmoneygiving.com/fund/LJF


Riverhouse Barn Arts Centre is run by Riverhouse Barn Ltd, a limited company wholly owned by Walton-On-Thames Community Arts Trust  (Charity number 292178)