Tuesday, October 18th
Widely considered to be the world’s foremost exponent of solo jazz and fingerstyle guitar playing, Martin Taylor possesses an inimitable style that has earned him global acclaim from fellow musicians, fans and critics alike.
He dazzles audiences with a signature style that artfully combines his virtuosity, emotion and humour with a strong, engaging stage presence.
Martin has enjoyed a remarkable musical career spanning five decades, with more than 100 recordings to his credit.
Completely self-taught from the early age of four, Martin has invented and developed a unique way of playing the guitar that is greatly admired, and often emulated, by guitarists all over the world.
In addition to his solo concerts and recordings, Martin has also collaborated with musicians from many different musical genres, including Jeff Beck, Bill Wyman, Chet Atkins, the late Stephane Grappelli, George Harrison, Jamie Cullum, Dianne Schuur and Gary Burton.
Over his stellar career, Martin has amassed a record 14 Best Guitarist gongs at the British Jazz Awards, while several of his albums have been in the Top 10 in the USA and Europe.
Supporting artists the FRANK WEATHERLEY TRIO, will be performing original compositions by Frank, written over many years, that form a diary of events and musical reflections on places visited in England, Scandinavia and the European Continent. Frank Weatherley (Sax), Jose Canha (Double Bass), Elmer Van Der Hoek (Drums).
Check out this video of Martin
"Martin Taylor is one of the most awesome solo guitar players in the history of the instrument." – Pat Metheny
“Taylor is the finest British guitarist of his generation.” – The Times
"He outshreds all of us put together . . . I’ve never seen anything like it." – Jeff Beck
“Martin Taylor is something to behold.” – Washington Post
"One of the greatest guitarists in the world . . . I just love his playing." - Chet Atkins
Tickets: £16. Concessions £14
Sorry, no Jazz Express offer on this concert
Doors open 7.0pm. Music from 7.30pm