Monday 14th January 2013
Nathaniel Steele is a young jazz vibes player based in London. Since his recent arrival on the scene, he has quickly gained a reputation as a cutting-edge virtuoso on the instrument. Following in the footsteps of Milt Jackson, Victor Feldman and Cal Tjader, his playing is lyrical, melodic and harmonically adventurous, but always with a focus on driving swing.
His quartet is regularly featured on the Late, Late show at Ronnie Scott's and as a result he has recently attracted compliments for his playing from the likes of Benny Green, Joe Locke, Jason Marsalis, Harold Mabern and Eric Alexander, has studied with Mike LeDonne and had the good fortune to sit in with both Benny Green and Wynton Marsalis.
His quartet have been playing together regularly for the past 3 years, developing a close and exciting musical rapport based around a shared obsession with swinging bebop, hardbop and mainstream jazz. Their repertoire is loosely based on the pad that Milt Jackson was touring with during the '90s and includes Cedar Walton and Mike LeDonne tunes, with a fair sprinkling of the quartet’s own arrangements of standards and blues.
Official website: http://www.natsteele.com/LINE UP:Featuring special guest: Mark Taylor - drums
“We haven't had anything like this in New York for over twenty years". Wynton Marsalis
The Ronnie Scott's Late Late Show!
MONDAY - THURSDAY 11pm-3am
FRIDAY - SATURDAY 1am-3am
PREBOOKING AVAILABLE MON TO THURS only
£10 in advance, £12 on the door, £6 Students (with ID), FREE entry to MU, Club members and main show ticket holders
In 1959, saxophonist Ronnie Scott opened the door to a small basement club in London’s west end where local musicians could jam. Today, it is one of the world’s most famous jazz clubs attracting packed houses and the biggest names in jazz and popular music and Ronnie Scott’s welcoming, stylish setting is also home to London’s coolest late night hang.
Each night Monday to Saturday, after the main act, Ronnie Scott’s presents the Late Late Show, where some of the UK’s finest jazz talents take to the stage for a late night blowing session.
Tell us what you think of Nat Steele Quartet presented by Alex Garnett below..