The Edward Leaker Band

8pm, Saturday 11 May

Well-known to Wedmore audiences, Edward Leaker’s appearances at the Festival began at the very beginning since when he has performed in a huge variety of settings, both classical and jazz, from big bands and ensembles to solo recitals, quartets, orchestral and television work. Edward is always in demand for his versatility and is well respected among musicians for his sound and approach. 

Currently Head of Woodwind, Jazz & Commercial Music at Wells Cathedral School, Edward leads various other projects including the acclaimed Swing Machine Jazz Orchestra, Blaze. His style represents influences from contemporary smooth jazz to Latin, soul and funk. For the Festival Edward will be joined by regular collaborators Jerry Crozier-Cole (guitar), Matt Johns (keyboards), Michael Bolton (bass) and a special surprise guest on drums.

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