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 function events 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.
Monday 31st July – PERPETUAL MOTION MACHINE, Manchester Jazz Festival, Northern Line Showcase event, Salon Perdu, Albert Square, M60 2LA, PMM set at 7.30pm
Ben Lowman, Riley Stone-Lonergan (saxes), Sam Dunn, Jamie Taylor (guitars), Garry Jackson (bass guitar), Steve Hanley (drums)
An exciting preview of what’s to come when the Machine whirs into action on its Autumn UK Tour, details of which can be found lower down. Places are limited for this; first come, first served. All the acts involved in this event, including PMM, will play a single 30 minute set.
Wednesday 2nd August – RICHARD ILES/JAMIE TAYLOR QUARTET, Jazz at The Lescar, Sheffield S11 8ZF, 8.45pm
Richard Iles (trumpet), Jamie Taylor (guitar), Garry Jackson (bass), Eryl Roberts (drums)
So excited to have this opportunity to play with one of the country’s finest trumpet players, my LCoM colleague Richard Iles, and an absolutely superb rhythm section as well. The venue’s not bad either. Don’t miss!
PERPETUAL MOTION MACHINE “IGNITION” TOUR – NATIONWIDE DATES as follows:
Thursday 31st August, Matt & Phred’s, Manchester, M4 1LW
Friday 1st September, Jazz at The Priestley, Bradford, BD5 0BQ (Glyde House)
Sunday 3rd September, Southampton Modern Jazz Club, The Polygon, SO15 2BN
Tuesday 5th September, The Spotted Dog, Birmingham, B12 0NH
Wednesday 6th September, Jazz @ The Lescar, Sheffield, S11 8ZF
Thursday 7th September, Future Inn, Bristol, BS1 3EN
Friday 8th September, The Basement Jazz Club, York, YO1 9QL
Saturday 9th September, Zeffirelli’s, Ambleside, LA22 9AD
Sunday 10th September, The Bridge Hotel, Newcastle, NE1 1RQ
Tuesday 12th September, Parr Jazz, Frederik’s, Liverpool, L1 9BX
Wednesday 13th September, The Butterfly & The Pig, Glasgow, G2 4SQ
Thursday 14th September, The Blue Lamp, Aberdeen, AB25 1BU
Wednesday 27th September, (NEW!) The Domino Club, Leeds, LS1 6PG
Thursday 28th September, Submotion Presents, The Ivy House, London SE15 3BE
Wednesday October 18th – JOEL PURNELL/JAMIL SHERIFF/JAMIE TAYLOR BAND, LS6 Clock Cafe, Leeds LS6 2AS, 8.30pm-ish
Joel Purnell (tenor sax), Jamil Sheriff (piano), Jamie Taylor (guitar), Steve Hanley (drums), bass tbc
Saturday 28th October – NORTH WALES JAZZ GUITAR WEEKEND, including MASTERCLASSES AND CONCERT, feat. Roni Ben-Hur, Jamie Taylor, and Trefor Owen, Glyndwr University, Wrexham, LL11 2AW
Jamie will be giving a masterclass from 2pm-4pm, followed by a tutors’ concert that evening. More information available here:
Sunday November 5th – JOHNNY HUNTER/JEFF GUNTREN QUARTET, The Hillary Step, Chorlton, Manchester, M16 0BH
Jeff Guntren (saxophone), Johnny Hunter (drums), Paul Baxter (double bass), Jamie Taylor (guitar)
Friday 15th December – LCOM TUTOR BAND feat. Jamil Sheriff & Jamie Taylor, The B-Side, Leeds College of Music, LS2 7PD, 7pm
Full details tbc
Wednesday 20th December – ALAN BARNES, SAM DUNN, JAMIE TAYLOR TRIO – Jazz at The Lescar, Sheffield S11 8ZF, 8.45pm
Alan Barnes (sax and clarinet), Sam Dunn, Jamie Taylor (guitars)
Alan, Sam, and myself played together last summer and had such a nice time, we thought we’d do it again. Old school swing from the days when distortion from a guitar amplifier warranted a sternly-worded letter to its manufacturer. The venue is the North’s finest jazz club, once again!
Wednesday 21st March 2018 – JAMIE TAYLOR + TBA with house band, Head of Steam, Huddersfield, 8.30pm
Not sure of the full line-up for this but there will be another guest featured, along with the fantastic house band led by Paul Smith.