Wendy Kirkland

Wendy began her musical journey at the age of 8 when she took piano lessons. She was awarded a scholarship by Derbyshire Music to pay for all of her lessons. She also continued to study ABRSM piano. Wendy switched to jazz as an adult and became a pianist in dance classes, as well as an … Read more

Kenny Kirkland

Kenneth David Kirkland was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1955. He was just six years old when he first began to play the piano. Kirkland attended Catholic school for many years before enrolling at Manhattan School of Music to study classical piano performance, theory, and composition. His first professional gig was with Polish fusion … Read more

Achim Kirchmair

He was born in Landeck, Tyrol and discovered his passion for music when he was 18. He was an autodidact and a wanderer between styles. He studied jazz guitar at University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, under Harry Pepl. His education was completed with the help of Joe Pass, Bill Frisell and Wolfgang Muthspiel. … Read more

Quin Kirchner

Quinlan Kirchner was born December 14, 1981. He is a drummer and composer.


kIRK is a Polish collective that includes Pawel Bartnik (electronic instrument), Olgierd Dkalski (trumpet), and Filip Kalinowski, (turntables). They clearly love the art of mixing different components. Their PR blurb talks about Mary Anne Hobbs, techno, and Si Begg, but I believe this is actually (even if it wasn’t known) a more recent version 23 … Read more

Lauren Kinhan

Lauren Kinhan, a vocalist and composer, has been creating genre-mixing music for many years. This is evident on her CDs Avalon (E One 2010, Hardly Blinking 2000) and her contributions to New York Voices recordings. Her musical ideas break down the boundaries of jazz, pop, and everything else. Instead, she offers a unique experience that … Read more


A London-based quintet that conjures a passionate, introspective, and powerful sound. It draws on their shared love of electronica and jazz. Led by saxophonist/clarinetist Adrien Cau and drummer/producer Benoit Parmentier, their influences range from Flying Lotus, Bonobo, Portico Quartet and Snarky Puppy. This band is definitely worth your attention, with a debut album due soon. … Read more

Kinky Wizzards

The Kinky Wizzards have been one of the most exciting, innovative and entertaining instrumental rock jazz bands that has ever exploded on the music scene. The trio of Mathew ’Miffy’ Griffiths, Jonathan ‘Jiffy’ Griffiths, and Ryan Elliott, a Welsh guitarist, offer an incredible pyrotechnical display of musical wizardry. You can expect everything from flying drum … Read more

Kino Trio

Bruno Heinen – piano Michele Tacchi, bass Riccardo Chileaberta, drums This forward-looking collective was founded in London in 2015. It presents material that each member has written. They have developed a common written language that is rooted in the European jazz tradition. Heinen’s roots are in impressionistic classical music. Michele Tacchi’s rich, fretless sound and … Read more

Scott Kinsey

Scott Kinsey is a keyboardist best known for his work with Tribal Tech, an electric jazz band that won critical acclaim. He first became interested in synths when he was just ten years old. His father was a jazz pianist who had a passion to create new synth technology and gave him the encouragement and … Read more