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.

Wednesday 26th July – JAMIE TAYLOR with The Mike Gordon Trio – The Cask Inn, Scarborough, YO11 2LQ, 8.45pm

Jamie Taylor (guitar), Mike Gordon (piano), Bob Walker (bass), Tom Townsend (drums)

Very happy that my invitation to The Cask remains open after all these years; this is always a night I greatly enjoy. 

Monday 31st July – PERPETUAL MOTION MACHINE, Manchester Jazz Festival, Northern Line Showcase event, details to follow

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:

Wednesday 2nd August – RICHARD ILES/JAMIE TAYLOR QUARTET, Jazz at The Lescar, Sheffield S11 8ZF, 8.45pm

Richard Iles (trumpet), Jamie Taylor (guitar), bass and drums tbc

So excited to have this opportunity to play with one of the country’s finest trumpet players, my LCoM colleague Richard Iles. The venue’s not bad either. Don’t miss!

Friday 4th August – SARAH BRICKEL/JAMIE TAYLOR DUO – Clocktower Restaurant, Rudding Park Hotel, Harrogate, HG3 1JH, 7.30pm Venue/time may change – contact me before setting off!

Sarah Brickel (vocals), Jamie Taylor (guitar)

Friday 11th August – SARAH BRICKEL/JAMIE TAYLOR DUO – Swinton Park Bivouac, Masham HG4 4JZ, 7.30pm Venue/time may change – contact me before setting off!

Sarah Brickel (vocals), Jamie Taylor (guitar)


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, Jazz North East, Newcastle, details tba

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

Thursday 28th September, Submotion Presents, The Ivy House, London SE15 3BE

(We hope there are a couple more dates still to be added…watch this space!)

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

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)

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.