CORONAVIRUS – I will try to keep this information up to date but if you are planning to attend one of these events, I would strongly advise that you get in touch before setting off as, depending a bit on when you are reading this, there is a very considerable likelihood that it won’t be going ahead.

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.

CANCELLED – Saturday 14th March 2020 – UNIVERSAL TIME, HEART Centre, Bennett Rd, LS6 3HN, 8pm

Richard Iles (flugelhorn), Jamie Taylor (guitar), Richard Jones (keys), Steve Hanley (drums)

First Leeds concert for this new contemporary quartet playing a mixture of free improvisation and lyrical compositions, many of them by the great Richard Iles.

CANCELLED – Friday 20th March 2020 – ROSIE BROWN/JAMIE TAYLOR DUO, Wakefield Jazz, Wakefield WF1 3RZ, (usually Doors 7pm, Music 8.30pm, Tickets £15) but check here

Rosie Brown (vocals), Jamie Taylor (guitar)

Delighted to have this opportunity to work in an intimate concert setting with Rosie. Expect a mixture of American Songbook and more contemporary singer-songwriter material, if I can work out how Joni tuned her guitar… Pete Rosser hosts and will also be delivering a solo piano set of his own.

CANCELLED – Wednesday 1st April 2020 – JAMIE TAYLOR with The Mike Gordon Trio – Scarborough Jazz, The Cask Inn, Scarborough YO11 2LQ, 8.45pm

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

CANCELLED (I assume!) – Friday 24th April 2020 – SARAH BRICKEL BAND – Harrogate Flower Show, Great Yorkshire Showground HG2 8NZ, 1.30pm

Sarah Brickel (voice), Jason Scott (piano), Jamie Taylor (guitar), Adrian Knowles (double bass), Tim Brickel (drums)

POSTPONED (watch this space…) – Sunday 14th June 2020 – UNIVERSAL TIME, Seven Arts, Leeds, LS7 3PD, 1.30pm

Richard Iles (flugelhorn), Jamie Taylor (guitar), Richard Jones (keys), Steve Hanley (drums)

Very excited to bring the UT project to the Seven audience as well. Don’t miss!

CANCELLED Wednesday 24th June 2020 – ROSIE BROWN BAND – Jazz At The Lescar, Sheffield S11 8ZF, 8.45pm

Rosie Brown (vocals), Jamie Taylor (guitar), others tbc

CANCELLED Friday 3rd July 2020 – JAMIE TAYLOR with Jazzmakers Collective, Lairgate Hotel, Beverley, HU17 8EP

Jamie Taylor (guitar), Sean Miller or Andrej Baranek (keys), Jenni Molloy (double bass), Chris Sykes (drums)

Guest appearance with the wonderful house trio at the Lairgate. There will be a theme, I would imagine, once we’ve thought of it!

Sunday 23rd August 2020 – DERRICK HARRIS THREE GUITAR PROJECT, Salt Beer Factory, Shipley, BD18 4DH, 7.30pm

Derrick Harris, Nik Svarc, Jamie Taylor (guitars), Paul Smith (drums), bass tbc

This promises to be a great night of excellent new arrangements by the wonderful Derrick Harris. Eyes down for a full house! Greatly looking forward to it…and I like the sound of this venue…

Wednesday 26th August 2020 – DERRICK HARRIS THREE GUITAR PROJECT, Head of Steam, Huddersfield, HD1 1JB, 8.30pm

A second gig for Derrick’s project, this time at the H of S.

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I really hope we will be the other side of this virus thing before November comes around, as I am so excited at the prospect of these appearances with an absolute legend of contemporary jazz guitar. I have been a huge admirer of John’s for many years, and I am keeping everything crossed that his visit is able to take place. More details nearer the time.

Sunday 15th November 2020 – JOHN STOWELL/JAMIE TAYLOR – Seven Arts, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD, 1.30pm

Tuesday 17th November 2020 – JOHN STOWELL/JAMIE TAYLOR – Jazz At The Spotted Dog, Birmingham B12 0NH Leeds LS7 3PD, 8pm

Wednesday 18th November 2020 – JOHN STOWELL/JAMIE TAYLOR – Jazz At The Lescar, Sheffield S11 8ZF, 8.45pm

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Wednesday 2nd December – ROD MASON/JAMIE TAYLOR with the house trio, Head of Steam, Huddersfield, HD1 1JB, 8.30pm

Rod Mason (saxophones), Jamie Taylor (guitar), Jez Platt or Andrjez Baranek (keys), Paul Chamberlain (bass), Paul Smith (drums)

Always a blast at the H of S; this time it’s the ‘room darkener’ himself out front with me.