Kenny Wheeler



Kenny Wheeler

Rating
Active
1950 to 2014
Born
January 14, 1930 in Toronto
Died
September 18, 2014
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genres
Jazz
Biography
Kenny Wheeler (born 14th January 1930, Toronto, Canada) is a Canadian composer and trumpet and flugelhorn player, based since the 1950s in the UK. Most of his output is rooted in jazz, but he has also been active in free improvisation and has occasionally contributed to rock music recordings. Highly respected among his peers for his beautiful tone and extensive range on the trumpet and flugelhorn, Wheeler has written over one hundred compositions and is a skilled arranger for small groups and larger ensembles. His compositions blend lyrical melodies with a distinctive and ever changing harmonic palette.

Top Songs by Kenny Wheeler


Love Walked In - Live

by The Upper Austrian Jazz Orchestra, , Ali Gaggl & Robert Bachner

Embraceable You - Live

by The Upper Austrian Jazz Orchestra, , Robert Bachner & Helmar Hill

How Deep Is the Ocean

by & Colours Jazz Orchestra

Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


Live at Birdland Neuburg

Live at Birdland Neuburg

Kenny Wheeler November 4, 2016

10 Tracks

Live at Roccella Jonica

Live at Roccella Jonica

Kenny Wheeler October 13, 2015

4 Tracks

La geometria dell'abisso

La geometria dell'abisso

Kenny Wheeler October 13, 2015

3 Tracks

Moon

Moon

Kenny Wheeler August 1, 2014

9 Tracks

Six for Six

Six for Six

Kenny Wheeler September 10, 2013

8 Tracks

One of Many

One of Many

Kenny Wheeler June 17, 2013

10 Tracks

Mirrors

Mirrors

Kenny Wheeler February 25, 2013

11 Tracks

The Long Waiting

The Long Waiting

Kenny Wheeler February 14, 2012

8 Tracks

Plays the Music of Kenny Wheeler (Live)

Plays the Music of Kenny Wheeler (Live)

Kenny Wheeler August 1, 2008

9 Tracks

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