Upcoming gigs

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2019



March 6
7.30pm Sara Dowling Quintet Felpham Jazz
Sara Dowling, vocals; Nat Steele, vibes; Gabriel Latchin, piano; Dario di Lecce, double bass; Bobby Worth, drums.

March 8
10pm - 2am Robbie Ellison Quintet Adulis, Brixton Road
Joe Fenning, trombone; Nat Steele, vibes; Matyas Gayer, piano; Darren McCarthy, bass; Robbie Ellison, drums.

March 13
8.00pm Pete Lukas Quartet Mill Hill Jazz, London
Pete Lukas, baritone sax; Nat Steele, drums.

March 17
1.00pm Leon Greening Quartet The Eagle Tavern, Rochester
Nat Steele, vibes; Leon Greening, piano; Conor Chaplain, bass; Steve Brown, drums.

March 17
8 - 9.30pm Nat Steele as guest at Jazz East, Felixstowe
Nat Steele, vibes; Andy Watson, guitar; Rob Palmer, bass; drums TBC.

March 19
8.00pm Nat Steele Quartet East Side Jazz Club, London
Nat Steele, vibes; Rob Barron, piano; Adam King, bass; Clive Fenner, drums.

March 21
9-11.30pm Nat Steele Trio Oblique London @ Absurd Bird, Soho
Nat Steele, vibes; Will Arnold-Forster, guitar; Luke Steele, double bass.

March 25
8.30pm Andrea Rinciari Quartet The Castle Inn, North Acton, London
Nat Steele, vibes; Andrea Rinciari, guitar; bass + drums TBA

March 30
7.00pm Pete Long: A Tribute to Benny Goodman Cedar Halls, Wells
Pete Long, clarinet; Nat Steele, vibes, featuring Swing Machine Big Band.

April 3
8.00pm Leon Greening Quartet Ruislip Golf Club Jazz
Leon Greening, piano; Nat Steele, vibes; Conor Chaplin, bass; Steve Brown, drums.

April 10
Damon Brown/Alyn Shipton Quintet Spice of Life, Soho
Damon Brown, cornet; Luca Stoll, tenor; Jez Cook, guitar; Alyn Shipton, bass; Nat Steele, drums.

April 11
Allison Neale Quintet Eltham Warren Golf Club, Eltham
Allison Neale, alto; Nat Steele, vibes; Hugh Ockendo, piano; Pete Ringrose, bass; Rod Brown, drums

April 12
Damon Brown/Alyn Shipton Quintet Goring Jazz, Goring-on-Thames
Damon Brown, cornet; Luca Stoll, tenor; Jez Cook, guitar; Alyn Shipton, bass; Nat Steele, drums.

April 16
8.00pm Nat Steele Quintet Watermill Jazz, Dorking
Nat Steele, vibes; Colin Oxley, guitar; Leon Greening, piano; Adam King, bass; Mark Taylor, drums.

April 18
7.30pm Nat Steele guest host at Googlie's Jazz Supper Club, Enfield
with the house quartet.

April 19
8.00pm Nat Steele Quintet Map Cafe, Kentish Town, London
Nat Steele, vibes; Colin Oxley, guitar; Leon Greening, piano; Adam King, bass; Mark Taylor, drums.

April 24
7.00pm London City Big Band + Nat Steele - Terry Gibbs Dream Band Spice of Life, Soho
Nat Steele as the guest artist with the London City Big Band playing the Terry Gibbs Dream Band book.

April 25
8.00pm Yûr Yesli Trio Venue TBA, Bank, London
Yûr Yesli, guitar; Nat Steele, vibes; Dave Chamberlain, double bass.

April 26
7.00pm Luca Stoll Trio Ashmolean Museum Restaurant, Oxford
Luca Stoll, saxophone; Luke Steele, double bass; Nat Steele, drums. Free entry.

April 27
10 - 12pm Nat Steele Quartet Archduke, Waterloo, London
Nat Steele, vibes; Leon Greening, piano; Adam King, bass; Matt Home, drums.

April 28
8.00pm Christian Brewer Quartet The Gatehouse, N6
Christian Brewer, alto sax; Nat Steele, vibes; Liam Dunachie, Hammond organ; Mark Taylor, drums.

April 29
8.00pm Andrea Rinciari Quartet The Castle Inn, Acton
Andreadi Rinciari, guitar; Nat Steele, vibes; Robbie Ellison, drums; Darren McCarthy, bass.

April 30
11.00pm Nat Steele Quintet Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club
Nat Steele, vibes; Colin Oxley, guitar; Leon Greening, piano; Adam King, bass; Mark Taylor, drums.

May 2
7.30pm Tom Hill Quintet - Jazz At The Philharmonic St John The Baptist, Coventry
Al Nicholls, sax; Nat Steele, vibes; Al gurr, piano; Nick Milward, drums; Tom Hill, double bass.

May 4
9.30pm Nat Steele Quintet Toulouse Lautrec, Kennington, London
Nat Steele, vibes; Colin Oxley, guitar; Leon Greening, piano; Adam King, bass; Mark Taylor, drums.

May 5
7.30pm Nat Steele Quintet Herts Jazz, St Albans
Nat Steele, vibes; Colin Oxley, guitar; Leon Greening, piano; Adam King, bass; Mark Taylor, drums.

May 6
8.30pm Leon Greening Quintet The Oxford Tavern, Kentish Town, London
Nat Steele, vibes; Colin Oxley, guitar; Leon Greening, piano; Adam King, bass; Mark Taylor, drums.

May 9
12.15 - 2.00pm Dave Warren Trio Croydon Clocktower, London
Dave Warren, guitar; Nat Steele, vibraphone; Andy Cleyndert, bass.

May 13
Portrait Of The MJQ Reform Club, Pall Mall, London
Nat Steele, vibes; Gabriel Latchin, piano; Dario di Lecce, bass; Steve Brown, drums.

June 21
Portrait Of The MJQ Imber Court, East Moseley
Nat Steele, vibes; Gabriel Latchin, piano; Dario di Lecce, bass; Steve Brown, drums.

Sept 15
1pm Leon Greening Quartet The Eagle Tavern, Rochester
Leon Greening, piano; Nat Steele, vibes; Conor Chaplin, bass; Steve Brown, drums.

Sept 20
8.00pm Portrait of the MJQ Cheltenham Jazz
Nat Steele, vibes; Gabriel Latchin, piano; Dario di Lecce, bass; Steve Brown, drums.

Oct 2
8.00pm Nat Steele Quintet Felpham Jazz, Felpham Town Hall
Nat Steele, vibes; Colin Oxley, guitar; Leon Greening, piano; Adam King, bass; Bobby Worth, drums.

Oct 17
8.00pm Jonathan Vinten Quintet Knight’s Garden Centre, Surrey
Allison Neale, alto; Nat Steele, vibes; rest of band TBA

Dec 5
8.00pm Tom Hill Clarke-Hill Quintet Coventry Jazz
Details TBA

2020

Grant Stewart Tour - "Sonny Rollins And The MJQ"
Featuring Grant Stewart, tenor sax; Nat Steele, vibraphone; Gabriel Latchin, piano; Dario di Lecce, double bass; Steve Brown, drums. Portait of the MJQ welcomes special guest tenor saxophonist Grant Stewart, NYC, for a run of gigs playing music inspired by the classic 1956 Prestige album "Sonny Rollins and the MJQ". This tour is currently being put together so please get in touch if you'd like to book this band around the week of February 7 - 14th. Dates will be added as they come in.

February 7 Steyning Jazz Club
February 11 Theatr Clwyd, North Wales Jazz
February 13 Folkestone Jazz Club
February 14 Chichester Jazz

Some highlights from the past few years:

2017
Launch of debut album “Portrait of the MJQ” at sell-out gig at Ronnie’s

Sara Dowling Quintet plays “Nancy Wilson with the George Shearing Quartet!” at the 606 Jazz Club

2016

The 2nd and much expanded version of my BopFest Jazz festival, this time featuring visiting artists from around the UK, Italy & New York city

Lauderdale House
with Allison Neale’s “Neale Meets Steele”

Short tour of Devon & Cornwall with the great American guitarist Nate Najar

First “Portrait of the MJQ” gig at Ronnie Scott’s - the day before we went into the studio to record the album!

Lincoln Jazz Festival
with Georgina Jackson Quartet

Dave Newton Quartet at Cheltenham Jazz

Allison Neale’s album launch at 606 Club

2015
I started a new week-long jazz festival, BopFest, as part of the JLF London Jazz Festival

Herts Jazz Festival “Nat Steele Trio”

Swanage Jazz Festival with Allison Neale’s “Neale Meets Steele”

Isle of Wight Jazz Festival & Watford Town Hall with Pete Long’s “Peggy, Duke & Benny

5-date tour of east Canada, including 3 sold-out nights at the fantastic Jazz Bistro in Toronto, and gigs in Ottawa & Montreal with David Rubel Quintet. This trip also included me giving a masterclass at University of Toronto.

Ronnie Scott’s Late Show with the incredible Israeli guitarist Ofer Landsberg

2014
Wigmore Hall with incredible clarinet prodigy & virtuoso Julian Bliss

Folkestone Jazz Club with with Pete Long’s “Peggy, Duke & Benny

David Newton Quintet with Steve Fishwick in Cheadle

Richard Buckiawicz Trio at Chichester Jazz

2013
Wakefield Jazz Club with Allison Neale’s “Neale Meets Steele”

Georgia Mancio’s Jobim Songbook Quintet at The Windmill, Dorking Jazz

Extensive UK tour for Martell Drinks (Pernod) with Atila & Luke Steele Quartet

Toronto, Canada to play 2 nights at the Jazz Bistro with David Rubel’s Quintet

My first time with MJQ Celebration at the Naturist Jazz Festival (!)