Welcome to the home of vibraphonist and drummer Nat Steele

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My new album, “Portrait of the MJQ,” is a swinging take on the music of the Modern Jazz Quartet and my debut album under my own name. It came out on Trio Records following the sold out launch at Ronnie Scott’s at the end of 2017. It was recently “Jazz Choice of the Month” in BBC Music Magazine and it’s been receiving rave reviews in the jazz press, with new reviews continuing to pour in. Have a look on the MJQ page for the latest!

The album features pianist Gabriel Latchin, Italian bassist Dario Di Lecce, and drummer Steve Brown, and consists of stellar favourites such as ‘Django’, ‘Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise’, ‘Bags Groove’, and a complete performance of ‘La Ronde Suite’.
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Some recent gig & album reviews:

"One of the best gigs of the LJF." Joanne Shurvell (Forbes Magazine)
“Sheer delight.” Peter Vacher (Jazzwise)
“Vibrant.” - Bruce Lindsay (JazzJournal)
“Compelling.” Ian Mann (TheJazzMann)
“A refreshing treat for the ears.” Rebecca Franks (BBC Music Magazine)
“Vital intensity…” Dave Gelly (The Observer)

I’m a jazz vibraphone player and drummer based in London. I’m a principally self-taught musician and I specialise in playing straight ahead, swinging jazz, unashamedly influenced by players like Milt Jackson, Victor Feldman, Cal Tjader, Dave Pike and others. I’ve been described by UK drumming legend Clark Tracey as “one of the best vibes players this country has ever produced.”
You can buy a copy of the album using the PayPal button on the right - it is not necessary to have a PayPal account. Select the destination and press “Buy Now”. Postage is included in the price.
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Have a listen to a few tracks below to whet your appetite: -


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2018 was an absolutely fantastic year for me musically, getting the MJQ out of the studio and into jazz clubs after the Ronnie's launch at the end of 2017, with dozens of MJQ gigs through the year and a live filming session, culminating in a couple of MJQ + Sonny Rollins gigs in November featuring the remarkable Grant Stewart on tenor sax in the Rollins role. Our gig during BopFest/the EFG LJF was reviewed in Forbes Magazine no less, with a YouTube clip available here.

2019 is so far a fantastic year, and the tour in 2020 featuring Grant around the UK is very much taking shape, with 13 gigs lined up over 2 weeks so far. Take a look at the gigs page for the details.
A remarkble young vibraphonist in the Milt Jackson tradition.
Dave Gelly (Observer)
OK, I am now officially a fan!!
Joe Locke