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!



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.