Wilbur Whitta Trio – September 22nd

£8.00£10.00

Tait Tuesdays at Home 

Tuesday September 22nd – 9pm AEST | 8pm NZST | 7pm BST | 8pm USA EDT | 8pm USA PDT

In support of the Tait Emergency Relief Fund for Australian & New Zealand Artists

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Wilbur Whitta Trio

 

Wilbur Whitta (piano) plays jazz standards and his own original compositions from Sydney, with his ensemble (Double Bass & Drums)

 

 

Programme
Leave to enter (Wilbur Whitta)
Pizza (Wilbur Whitta)
Stars Fell on Alabama (Frank Perkins)
RED (Wilbur Whitta)
Sea Legs (Wilbur Whitta)
Body and Soul (Johnny Green)
North of the Wall (Wilbur Whitta)

 

ARTISTS

Wilbur Whitta – Piano
Jacques Emery – Bass
Alex Hirlian – Drums

 

 

Wilbur  Whitta

Wilbur Whitta is an award-winning Australian jazz pianist and composer who was based in London until the COVID-19 pandemic. He has performed extensively around Australia, and has toured throughout the UK, Europe and Japan, appearing as both a composer and performer. His recent accomplishments include being awarded the 2019 Dankworth Jazz Composition Award for Small Ensemble and being selected as a semi-finalist in the Riga Jazz Stage jazz piano competition in 2019. Wilbur is a recent graduate of the Royal Academy of Music in London, where he received a Master of Arts with distinction, and was awarded the Diploma of the Royal Academy of Music (DipRAM). Before leaving London, Wilbur had also received the Tier 1 Exceptional Talent Visa to live and work in the UK. Wilbur studied his undergraduate degree in jazz performance at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and graduated with a Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours in 2015. While living and studying in Sydney Wilbur worked with some of Australia’s most respected jazz artists and appeared at many international festivals. He has also been awarded various grants and scholarships, including the prestigious Australia Council for the Arts Career Development Grant, the Tait Memorial Trust Award and the Anthony and Sharon Lee Foundation Jazz Scholarship.

 

“I was immediately struck by Wilbur’s exceptional technical facility, as well as his singular and personal voice on his instrument” – Kit Downes

 

“Wilbur Whitta is an exceptionally talented young pianist/composer who I expect will make a substantial contribution to Australian music in the years to come” – Mike Nock