Kenny Wheeler

Kenny Wheeler (Jan. 14, 1930 — Sept. 18, 2014) was a Canadian-born/U.K.-based composer, trumpeter, and flugelhorn player who was active on the U.K. jazz scene for five decades. Between 1963 and 1975, he played on albums by Georgie Fame, John Surman, Tony Oxley, Tubby Hayes, Michael Gibbs, Alan Skidmore, Bob Downes, Norma Winstone, Anthony Reebop […]


Azimuth were a contemporary jazz trio featuring English pianist John Taylor and his vocalist wife Norma Winstone. Canadian trumpeter Kenny Wheeler rounded out the combo, which released five albums on EMC between 1977 and 1995. Members: John Taylor (piano), Kenny Wheeler (trumpet), Norma Winstone (vocals) Discography: Azimuth (1977) The Touchstone (1978) Départ (1980 • Azimuth […]