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Kenny Wheeler

tr, fh, 1930-2014 CA, Toronto
Musician / Composer / Arranger of Jazz
A.k.a. Kenneth Vincent John Wheeler

Kenneth Vincent John Wheeler, OC (14 January 1930 – 18 September 2014) was a Canadian composer and trumpet and flugelhorn player, based in the U.K. from the 1950s onwards.Most of his performances were rooted in jazz, but he was also active in free improvisation and occasionally contributed to rock music recordings. Wheeler wrote over one hundred compositions and was a skilled arranger for small groups and larger ensembles.Wheeler was the patron of the Royal Academy Junior Jazz course.

  • Trumpet
  • Flugelhorn
  • Cornet
  • Jazz
  • Soundtrack
  • Rock
Plays With
Anthony Braxton Quartet
Berlin Contemporary Jazz Orchestra
Daniele Patucchi Orchestra
Dave Holland Quintet
European Music Orchestra
Fabio Zeppetella Quartet
Francy Boland And Orchestra
Francy Boland Big Band
Friedrich Gulda Und Sein Eurojazz-Orchester
Globe Unity Orchestra
Greg Runions Group
Iskra 1912
Joe Harriott Quintet
John Stevens Seven
John Taylor Sextet
Karsten Houmark Quintet
Kenny Wheeler Big Band
Kenny Wheeler Quintet
Laboratorio Della Quercia
Lee Konitz / Kenny Wheeler Quartet
Leo Smith Creative Orchestra
London Jazz Composers Orchestra
Louis Moholo Octet
Maarten Altena Nonet
Maarten Altena Octet
Mike Batt Orchestra
Mike Westbrook Orchestra
Paolo Damiani Ensemble
Peter Herbolzheimer Rhythm Combination & Brass
Peter Herborn's Acute Insights
Ronnie Scott And The Band
Roscoe Mitchell Creative Orchestra
Spontaneous Music Ensemble
The Alan Skidmore Quintet
The Baden-Baden Free Jazz Orchestra
The David Lindup Big Band
The Dedication Orchestra
The George Gruntz Concert Jazz Band
The Graham Collier Septet
The Guildhall Jazz Band
The Indo-British Ensemble
The Jazz Composer's Orchestra
The John Dankworth Orchestra
The Johnny Hawksworth Jazz All Stars
The Kenny Wheeler And Sonny Greenwich Quintet
The London Jazz Chamber Group
The Mike Gibbs Orchestra
The Mike Westbrook Concert Band
The New Eternal Rhythm Orchestra
The Stan Sulzmann Big Band
The United Jazz+Rock Ensemble
Third Eye
Tony Oxley Quintet
Woody Herman's Anglo-American Herd
Wunsch / Strauch Sextet
Heiri Känzig
Nick Purnell
Stanley Myers And His Orchestra
Creative Art Ensemble
The Harry South Big Band
The Mike Gibbs Band
Klaus König Orchestra
Globe Unity Orchestra And Guests
The Chris Gunning Orchestra
The Stan Tracey Big Band
University Of North Texas Jazz Faculty
The Tubby Hayes Big Band
The Gentle Rain
Accidental Tourists
Tommy Whittle & His Orchestra
The United Jazz + Rock Ensemble
The John Aram Quintet
Popular Tracks   
Part 1 - Opening on Music For Large & Small Ensembles by Kenny Wheeler
Smatter on Gnu High by Kenny Wheeler
Nicolette on Angel Song by Kenny Wheeler
Part 2 - For H. / Part 3 - For Jan on Music For Large & Small Ensembles by Kenny Wheeler
Kind folk - instrumental on Still waters by Kenny Wheeler & Brian Dickinson
Kind Folk on Angel Song by Kenny Wheeler
Aneba on One Of Many by Kenny Wheeler
Part 6 - Consolation on Music For Large & Small Ensembles by Kenny Wheeler
Fragment on Fragment by John Taylor & John Taylor Sextet
Present Past on Angel Song by Kenny Wheeler

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Title Artist Year Type
As If By Magic...The Duncan Lamont Big Band Featuring Kenny Wheeler2016Album
The Complete Reamstered Recordings On Black Saint & Soul NoteKenny Wheeler2015Album
On The Way To TwoKenny Wheeler - John Taylor2015Album
Songs For QuintetKenny Wheeler2015Album
Saturday Night & Sunday MorningThe John Aram Quintet With Kenny Wheeler2014Album
Six For SixKenny Wheeler2013Album
MirrorsKenny Wheeler, Norma Winstone & London Vocal Project2013Album
Jazz Live Trio With GuestsJazz Live Trio With Kenny Wheeler, Alan Skidmore2012Album
Live At The Vortex, LondonEvan Parker / Kenny Wheeler / Paul Dunmall / Tony Levin / John Edwards2011Album
One Of ManyKenny Wheeler with John Taylor & Steve Swallow2011Album
Nineteen Plus OneKenny Wheeler, Colours Jazz Orchestra2009Album
As Never BeforeEnrico Pieranunzi, Marc Johnson, Joey Baron featuring Kenny Wheeler2008Album
Long ShadowsRobert Cornford, Tony Coe, Kenny Wheeler and the NDR Hannover Pops Orchestra2007Album
It Takes Two!Kenny Wheeler2006Album
Free Zone Appleby 2005Kenny Wheeler, Philipp Wachsmann, Evan Parker, Gerd Dudek, Paul Dunmall, Paul Rogers, John Edwards, Tony Marsh, Tony Levin2006Album
Other PeopleKenny Wheeler / Hugo Wolf Quartett2005Album
What Now?Kenny Wheeler / Chris Potter / John Taylor / Dave Holland2005Album
Song For KennyKenny Wheeler2005Album
Joana'S WaltzWunsch / Strauch Sextet feat. Kenny Wheeler2005Album
Where Do We Go From Here?Kenny Wheeler & John Taylor2004Album
Free Zone Appleby 2003Tony Coe, John Edwards, Alan Hacker, Sylvia Hallett, Marcio Mattos, Evan Parker, Philipp Wachsmann, Kenny Wheeler2004Album
Brand NewMarc Copland, John Abercrombie, Kenny Wheeler2004Album
Dream SequenceKenny Wheeler2003Album
IslandBob Brookmeyer & Kenny Wheeler2003Album
Fellini JazzKenny Wheeler, Chris Potter, Enrico Pieranunzi, Charlie Haden, Paul Motian2003Album
Now And Now AgainThe Maritime Jazz Orchestra featuring Kenny Wheeler, John Taylor, Norma Winstone2002Album
OrdesaStan Sulzmann / John Parricelli / Kenny Wheeler2002Album
OvernightJohn Taylor, Kenny Wheeler, Riccardo Del Fra2002Album
Sometime SuiteMunich Jazz Orchestra & Kenny Wheeler2001Album
That's For SureMarc Copland, John Abercrombie, Kenny Wheeler2001Album
MoonKenny Wheeler, John Taylor2001Album
4 In PerspectiveFred Hersch, Norma Winstone, Kenny Wheeler, Paul Clarvis2000Album
One More TimeUMO Jazz Orchestra with Kenny Wheeler & The Helsinki Pop & Jazz Conservatory2000Album
Live At The Porgy And BessKenny Wheeler2000Album
Kenny Wheeler At North TexasKenny Wheeler, University Of North Texas Jazz Faculty & The North Texas State University Lab Band, Neil Slater2000Album
GoriziaGlauco Venier Trio, Kenny Wheeler, Klaus Gesing & "Pezzè" String 4tet2000Album
A Tribute To Bill EvansGordon Beck, Dieter Ilg, Tony Oxley, Stan Sulzmann, Kenny Wheeler1999Album
Still WatersKenny Wheeler • Brian Dickinson1999Album
A Long Time AgoKenny Wheeler1999Album
SummerfloodJürgen Friedrich Quartet W/ Kenny Wheeler1998Album
Walk SoftlyThe Guildhall Jazz Band featuring Kenny Wheeler1998Album
All The MoreKenny Wheeler1997Album
La Geometria Dell'abissoAlfredo Impullitti / Kaos Ensemble / Kenny Wheeler1997Album
Siren's SongKenny Wheeler, Norma Winstone, John Taylor with The Maritime Jazz Orchestra1997Album
Angel SongKenny Wheeler / Lee Konitz / Dave Holland / Bill Frisell1997Album
Past PresentKenny Wheeler / Lee Konitz / Dave Holland / Bill Frisell1997Album
[Touché]Kenny Wheeler And Paul Bley1996Album
The Upper Austrian Jazzorchestra Plays The Music Of Kenny WheelerUpper Austrian Jazz Orchestra & Kenny Wheeler1996Album
The Question Is MeIneke Van Doorn Featuring Kenny Wheeler, Don Thompson1994Album
Marc Jundt's Kalabuleband Featuring Kenny WheelerMarc Jundt's Kalabuleband Featuring Kenny Wheeler1993Album
TalesPaolino Dalla Porta / Kenny Wheeler / Stefano Battaglia / Bill Elgart1993Album
Jeff Johnston Quartet With Kenny WheelerJeff Johnston Quartet With Kenny Wheeler1992Album
KayakKenny Wheeler1992Album
California DaydreamKenny Wheeler • Jeff Gardner • André Ceccarelli1992Album
Greenhouse FablesKenny Wheeler • David Friedman • Jasper Van't Hof1992Album
Kenny Wheeler - Peter O'Mara - Wayne Darling - Bill ElgartKenny Wheeler, Peter O'Mara, Wayne Darling, Bill Elgart1991Album
LammasLammas With Guest Kenny Wheeler1991Album
Music For Large & Small EnsemblesKenny Wheeler1990Album
LandClaudio Fasoli - Kenny Wheeler - J.-F. Jenny-Clark1989Album
VisionsTim Brady / Kenny Wheeler / L'orchestre De Chambre De Montréal / Wanda Kaluzny1988Album
WelcomeClaudio Fasoli - Kenny Wheeler - J.-F. Jenny-Clark - Daniel Humair1987Album
GigoloTiziana Simona & Kenny Wheeler1986Album
Live At Roccella JonicaNorma Winstone / Kenny Wheeler / Paolo Fresu / John Taylor / Paolo Damiani / Tony Oxley1985Album
Double, Double YouKenny Wheeler, Michael Brecker, John Taylor, Dave Holland1984Album
Seven Steps To Evans - A Tribute To The Compositions Of Bill EvansGordon Beck · Ron Mathewson · Tony Oxley · Stan Sulzmann · Kenny Wheeler1980Album
Around 6Kenny Wheeler1980Album
HornsGünter Christmann / Gerd Dudek / Albert Mangelsdorff / Paul Rutherford / Manfred Schoof / Kenny Wheeler1979Album
Lysis PlusLysis With Kenny Wheeler1979Album
Deer WanKenny Wheeler1978Album
The Cheque Is In The MailElton Dean / Joe Gallivan / Kenny Wheeler1977Album
AzimuthJohn Taylor, Norma Winstone, Kenny Wheeler : Azimuth1977Album
Gnu HighKenny Wheeler1976Album
Song For SomeoneKenny Wheeler1973Album
Underscore Volume 2Johnny Pearson / Kenny Wheeler / David Lindup1970Album
Windmill Tilter (The Story Of Don Quixote)Kenny Wheeler And The John Dankworth Orchestra1969Album
De Varajazz All StarsKenny Wheeler, Piet Noordijk, Fred Leeflang, Ferdinand Povel, Gijs Hendriks, Nico Bunink, Jan Voogd, John EngelsAlbum
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