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Gigs in 2020

Happy new year!

Jan 23
7-9.30pm Alban Claret Trio Jak's of Mayfair
Alban Claret, guitar; Nat Steele, vibes; Simon Read, bass. Free entry.

Jan 27
8.30pm Andrea Rinciari Quartet Castle Inn, Acton
Andrea Rinciari, guitar; Nat Steele, vibes; Robbie Ellison, drums; bass TBA.

Grant Stewart Tour - "Sonny Rollins And The MJQ" - February 4 - 18th 2020

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 17 consecutive gigs playing music inspired by the classic 1956 Prestige album "Sonny Rollins and the MJQ". This tour is made possible with funding from Arts Council England.

February 2020
Tue 4th Watermill Jazz Club, Dorking
Wed 5th Public workshop at LCCM, London 5 - 7pm
Wed 5th Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, London (11pm)
Thu 6th Folkestone Jazz Club, Folkestone
Fri 7th Royal Festival Hall Foyer, London South Bank (1pm)
Fri 7th Steyning Jazz Club, Steyning (8pm)
Sat 8th Lincoln JazzPAC, Lincoln
Sun 9th Lincoln Cathedral Jazz Mass (10.15am)
Sun 9th Peggy’s Skylight Jazz Club, Nottingham (6pm)
Mon 10th Severn Jazz, Worcester
Tue 11th Theatr Clwyd, North Wales Jazz
Wed 12 Concorde Club, Eastleigh
Thur 13 Shepperton Jazz Club, Shepperton
Fri 14 Malcolm Frazer house concert, Manchester
Sat 15 Bear Club, Luton
Sun 16th Cramphorn Theatre, Chemlsford (12.15pm)
Mon 17th The Oxford Tavern, Kentish Town (London)
Tue 18th Fleet Jazz at the Harlington, Fleet

Feb 25
7.30pm Nat Steele Trio Calne Jazz, Calne (near Bristol)
Nat Steele, vibes; piano & bass tbc.

March 27
8pm Rob Barron Quartet Marigolds Jazz, Harlow
Rob Barron, piano; Nat Steele, vibes; Jeremy Brown, bass; Josh Morrison, drums.

March 29
1pm Leon Greening Quartet The Eagle Tavern, Rochester
Leon Greening, piano; Nat Steele, vibes; Conor Chaplin, bass; Matt Skelton, drums.

July 12
3.30pm Portrait of the MJQ Swanage Jazz Festival
Nat Steele, vibes; Gabriel Latchin, piano; Dario di Lecce, bass; Steve Brown, drums.


Oct 1
1pm Portrait of the MJQ All Saint's, Hove
Nat Steele, vibes; Gabriel Latchin, piano; Dario di Lecce, bass; Steve Brown, drums.

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 (!)