Tuesday, 18 September, 2018

8.30 - 11.00pm
£7 on the door

Our new season opens with debutant Nathaniel Steele, a jazz vibraphone player and drummer based in London. Since his arrival on the scene, he has quickly gained a reputation as a talented musician to watch out for, described by Clark Tracey as "one of the best vibes players this country has ever produced." Principally self-taught, and following in the style of Milt Jackson and Cal Tjader, Nat takes a two mallet approach to improvisation, focusing on melodic interpretation and a great swing feel.

His "Nat Steele Quartet" is regularly featured at 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.

In September 2017 he launched his debut album, "Portrait of the Modern Jazz Quartet" on Trio Records, with the launch held at Ronnie Scott’s. "Sheer delight" Peter Vacher (Jazzwise), "Vibrant" - Bruce Lindsay (JazzJournal), "A refreshing treat for the ears" - Rebecca Franks (BBC Music Magazine), "Vital intensity…" - Dave Gelly (The Observer).