Neil Yates – Chetrio

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Total 1 £8.00

Friday, 02 Jul 2021 – 19.00 for 19.30

The legacy of Chet Baker

2021 jazz night No3

We are pleased to welcome to WKAC Neil Yates: Chetrio

Chetrio celebrates the legacy of the great Chet Baker - the songs he sang so bitter-sweetly and his ever melodic interpretations of the jazz standard repertoire. Chet had a huge influence on Yates, both his sound on the horn and his ear-led approach to improvisation.

Yates’ singing too reflects Baker’s lyrical and plaintive style without being a pure imitation. Chetrio seeks to crystallise something of Chet’s influence in a respectful homage.

In his later years Chet chose to work without drums, preferring the more intimate trio setting. Once, when he was recommended a drummer by a friend, he famously said, “He’d have to be a truly amazing drummer to be better than no drummer at all!”

Songs that Chet made his own, melodies he brought to life again and again, and a few “what if” conjectures, wondering how Chet might have approached the music of today had he not met his infamous fateful end in Amsterdam.



West Kirby Arts Centre
29 Brookfield Gardens
West Kirby
CH48 4EL


The Arts Centre is located half-way down a residential road in the centre of West Kirby. If you are driving to attend one of our events or classes, we ask kindly that you park your car at the West Kirby Concourse car park, which is a 2 min walk from The Arts Centre. Brookfield Road and Brookfield Gardens have very limited spaces and should be made available for residents.