Friends, family and all fans invited to memorial service for Kenny Wheeler

Much respected trumpeter and composer, the late Kenny Wheeler, will be remembered at a public memorial service on Friday, October 31st.

Much respected trumpeter and composer, the late Kenny Wheeler, will be remembered at a public memorial service on Friday, October 31st. 

A statement from the friends and family reads, “Everyone is invited who wishes to pay their final respects to the great musician, who sadly passed away last month."

The service will feature Kenny’s big band, quintet, brass music and the London Vocal Project. Musicians performing include John Taylor, Evan Parker, Norma Winstone, Stan Sulzmann, John Hollenbeck, Glauco Venier, Martin France, Chris Laurence, Julian Arguelles, Henry Lowther and many, many more. There will also be some readings and remembrances by some of Kenny’s close friends and colleagues.

Kenny’s daughter Louanne and son Mark said, “our family has been so touched by the outpouring of emotion and support over the last month. We invite everyone who would like to come along to celebrate the life and music of our Dad, and say a final farewell to him in the company of a great number of his favourite musicians.”

The service is at St. James Church, Sussex Gardens, Paddington, London, W2 3UD and starts at 2.30pm.

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