All evening gigs unless stated otherwise – if you need more info, drop me a line, or Google the venue. (Often I don’t know the exact timings until nearer the date in question.) All these gigs are public performance events that you don’t need an invite for; no private functions appear on this list. If it’s happening in a restaurant, it’ll say so, and if I know the admission price I’ll post it – but I don’t always. Again, check with venues to be sure.
Sunday 10th March 2019 – JAMIE TAYLOR TRIO, The Troubadour, Old Brompton Road, Earl’s Court, SW5 9JA, First set 8pm
Jamie Taylor (guitar), Andrea DiBiase (double bass), Jay Davis (drums)
First of two nights at this legendary London venue; what a treat it will be to play with these guys as well!
Monday 11th March 2019 – SEBASTIAAN DEKROM TRIO, The Troubadour, Old Brompton Road, Earl’s Court, SW5 9JA, First set 8pm
Pete Whittaker (organ), Jamie Taylor (guitar), Sebastiaan DeKrom (drums)
And the second night, in organ trio format with two more incredible players. Can’t wait!
Thursday 14th March 2019 – PERPETUAL MOTION MACHINE – Concert and workshop, Hull University, 1pm,
Sam Dunn, Jamie Taylor (guitars), Ben Lowman, Nadim Teimoori (saxes), Garry Jackson (bass), Steve Hanley (drums)
Pretty sure this is a public event, albeit on campus, but it’d be worth looking at the Uni’s own website if you’re planning to attend.
Wednesday 27th March 2019 – RICHARD ILES/JAMIE TAYLOR with house band, Head of Steam, Huddersfield, HD1 1JB, 8.30pm
Richard Iles (flugelhorn), Jamie Taylor (guitar), Andrzej Baranek or Jez Platt (keys), Paul Chamberlain (bass), Paul Smith (drums),
Mr. Iles and myself reunite, this time for a visit to the Head of Steam and its excellent house band.
Sunday 31st March 2019 – TONY BURKHILL/JAMIE TAYLOR DUO – Clocktower Restaurant, Rudding Park Hotel, Harrogate, HG3 1JH, 12pm
Tony Burkhill (tenor saxophone), Jamie Taylor (guitar)
I always enjoy playing duo with Tony, and there’s a spacious lounge bar area at the Clocktower so do drop by for a drink, even if you aren’t eating…
Thursday 11th April 2019 – ROSIE BROWN ‘WHEN LIGHT FALLS’ PROJECT, Holt Creative Space, Sheffield S1 4RE, evening.
Rosie Brown (vocals), Naadia Sheriff (keys), Jamie Taylor (guitars), Dave Mannington (bass), Caroline Boaden (drums)
Something unusual here – a fantastic original show, in which Rosie tells the life story of Joni Mitchell through a song-cycle that she’s composed in collaboration with Alejandro Sancho and ex-Latin Quarter lyricist Mike Jones. With such excellent musicians involved, I’m very much looking forward to being part of this. There will be a door charge but I don’t have details yet.
Friday 12th April 2019 – ROSIE BROWN/JAMIE TAYLOR DUO – Clocktower Restaurant, Rudding Park Hotel, Harrogate, HG3 1JH, 7pm
Rosie Brown (vocals), Jamie Taylor (guitar)
And then the night after, Rosie and I return to more conventional jazz repertoire in the duo format at Clocktower. As mentioned above, there’s a spacious lounge bar area, so do drop by for a drink even if you aren’t eating…
Wednesday 8th May 2019 – MARK CHANDLER/JAMIE TAYLOR with house band, Head of Steam, Huddersfield, HD1 1JB, 8.30pm
Mark Chandler (flugelhorn), Jamie Taylor (guitar), Andrzej Baranek or Jez Platt (keys), Paul Chamberlain (bass), Paul Smith (drums),
Another HofS visit, this time with my old friend and trumpet monster Mark Chandler.
Saturday 25th May 2019 – SALLY DOHERTY/JAMIE TAYLOR DUO, La Mama Restaurant, Sheffield S7 1FL, evening
Sally Doherty (vocals), Jamie Taylor (guitar)
Accompanying this fine Sheffield vocalist in a programme of Latin and standard selections. Come and sample the excellent tapas!
Thursday 6th June 2019 – ROSIE BROWN ‘SHE WRITES THE SONGS’ PROJECT, The Library Cafe, Attercliffe, Sheffield S9 3TY, evening, £5
Rosie Brown (vocals), Jamie Taylor (guitar), Richard Keates (double bass)
More details can be found here…
Thursday 13th June 2019 – ROZ MACDONALD GROUP – Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds LS6 1BL, evening
Roz Macdonald (double bass), Will Blackstone (trumpet), Jordan Dinsdale (drums), Jamie Taylor (guitar)
It’s always very nice when really excellent young musicians like these want to ring up a barnacle-encrusted hippopotamus such as myself for a gig. Looking forward to it greatly…
Wednesday 19th June 2019 – KEV HOLBROUGH/JAMIE TAYLOR DUO – Monkman’s Restaurant, Ilkley, LS29 9DZ, 7pm
Kev Holbrough (trombone), Jamie Taylor (guitar)
Delighted to be able to announce that one the UK’s finest trombonists will be joining me for this one. Call 01943 817485 to reserve your table for dinner.
Wednesday 26th June 2019 – KRZYSZTOF URBANSKI/JAMIE TAYLOR with house band, Head of Steam, Huddersfield, HD1 1JB, 8.30pm
Kryzyztof Urbanski (tenor sax), Jamie Taylor (guitar), Andrzej Baranek or Jez Platt (keys), Paul Chamberlain (bass), Paul Smith (drums),
It’s been a delight to receive these invitations to the HofS of late, not least because I keep getting paired up with such incredible horn players! Another one I will be looking forward to very much indeed.
Saturday 29th June 2019 – SHERYL BAILEY/JAMIE TAYLOR DUO, Holt Creative Space, Sheffield S1 4RE, Doors 7.30pm for 8.30pm start £10, £7 u-21s, £5 u-18s if accompanied.
Sheryl Bailey (guitar), Jamie Taylor (guitar)
Fantastic to have this chance to play with one of the USA’s finest jazz guitarists; the extraordinary Sheryl Bailey. If you only come to one of my gigs all year, I’d love to see you at this one! An excellent venue as well.
Sunday 30th June 2019 – JAMIE TAYLOR/MATT RATCLIFFE/STEVE HANLEY ORGAN TRIO, The Lion, Basford, Nottingham NG7 7FQ
Matt Ratcliffe (organ), Jamie Taylor (guitar), Steve Hanley (drums)
Always love to visit The Lion, and it will be a particular treat to reunite with my fellow Matlockian, Matt Ratcliffe on Hammond…
Thursday 4th July 2019 – STUART MACDONALD QUARTET – Eagle & Child, York, YO1 7EN, evening
Stuart Macdonald (saxophone), Jamie Taylor (guitar), John Arnesen (drums), bass tbc
A first visit for me to what sounds like a nice venue, and most certainly a very nice band!
Monday 22nd July 2019 – RICHARD ILES/JAMIE TAYLOR/RICHARD JONES/STEVE HANLEY GROUP – The Whiskey Jar, 14 Tariff St, Northern Quarter Manchester 8pm doors for 8.30pm £5/£4 students
Richard Iles (flugelhorn), Jamie Taylor (guitar), Richard Jones (keys), Steve Hanley (drums)
A brand new project, yet to even be named, but sure to be a lot of fun. Expect music in a contemporary vein this time…
Wednesday 24th July 2019 – JOEL PURNELL QUARTET – Jazz At The Lescar, Sheffield S11 8ZF, 8.45pm
Joel Purnell (tenor sax), Jamie Taylor (guitar), Jeremy Ashby (double bass), drums tbc
Speaking of incredible horn players… and on home turf as well!
Wednesday 14th August 2019 – JAMIE TAYLOR w/ The Mike Gordon Trio – Scarborough Jazz Club – The Cask, Scarborough YO11 2LQ, 8.30pm
Jamie Taylor (guitar), Mike Gordon (piano), Bob Walker (bass), Tom Townsend (drums)
Long may my visits to these excellent chaps and their equally excellent venue continue. Something I look forward to every time.
Wednesday 21st August 2019 – SETH BENNETT QUARTET – Jazz At The Lescar, Sheffield S11 8ZF, 8.45pm
Seth Bennett (double bass), Tom Ward (clarinet), Jamie Taylor (guitar), John Arnesen (drums)
Excitingly, I know very little about this at the moment, apart from the fact that Seth is going to be creating some brand new music for the occasion. Knowing him as I do, that will certainly mean a very inventive, surprising programme and I will have to be on my toes!