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Much has been written about music and musicians. Now a musician writes back, playing and reading in a solo performance of trombone poetry.
Paul Taylor is a specialist in jazz and latin music, but draws on a career in countless other styles as well for this solo project where original poetry takes turns with improvised music.
From brass bands to big bands, from trad jazz to free improvising, from symphonies to salsa: Paul Taylor's musical journeys have taken him across Europe to Africa, and from the USA to Japan. This rich experience is distilled into a trunkful of poetry, bounced along in a free-wheeling performance of classic standards, original pieces, and spontaneous compositions.
A veteran of Ronnie Scott's, The Jazz Cafe, the Vortex Jazz Club, the 606 Club and the Royal Festival Hall, Paul Taylor has also been a dedicated player on the Latin music scene, working worldwide with Columbian maestro Roberto Pla's Latin Ensemble, and with Snowboy & The Latin Section.
The Vintage Tea Dance Orchestra
The golden years of swing have been distilled into a six-piece dance band that reaches back for waltzes and steps forward for rumbas and cha-cha-cha.
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Live music for private views, gallery openings, book launches, networking events, parties and other special occasions, performed by a professional improvising musician.
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The Blowpipes Tromone Trio
Founded in 1993, this pioneering ensemble plays a huge variety of music, from classical to pop, and has performed at the Vortex Jazz Club, Islington Folk Club, Richmond Jazz Festival, the Barbican Centre, The British Library and Pirate Jenny's Cabaret, who said this:
"The Blowpipes, a global-village trombone trio, combine dazzling musicality with dry humour and a diverse world-jazz-cabaret repertoire. . . this new and irresistibly imaginative project is definitely one to watch."
The programme includes selections from their album, "the fascinating 'Zenoria'" (Jazz UK), "a spirited celebration of British eccentricity" (The Sunday Times) which "captures the attention and contains some excellent jazz" (Jazz Journal).