We proudly present a fantastic Saturday night of Funky Acid Jazz with the acclaimed James Taylor Quartet aka JTQ plus support from the Fabulous Red Diesel on Saturday 25th January 2020 at St Mary In The Castle, Hastings.
JTQ is a British four-piece jazz funk band, renowned for their live performances. They were formed in 1987 by Hammond organ player James Taylor following the break-up of his former band The Prisoners in the wake of Stiff Records’ bankruptcy.
The current line-up is James Taylor (Keyboards and Orchestration), Mark Cox (guitar), Andrew McKinney (bass) and Pat Illingworth (drums), although recordings and live performances usually feature vocalist Yvonne Yanney.
“One of the great British Hammond organ players of his generation” Nitin Sawhney
“Taylor’s organ sound first sears the ears and then goes straight to the feet” Garry Booth, BBC Music Magazine
“Taylor is one of our finest jazz organists… A musician who has forged his own path… His playing is snappy and crisp” David Lands, Jazz Journal
Demand will be extremely high for this special concert so we encourage you to book early!
The Fabulous Red Diesel will be supporting JTQ with their highly original jazz orientated band of quirky unconventional players; playing song based jazz with soaring vocals, hooks, grooves, soul and the occasional tuba.
St Mary in the Castle is a unique historical building located on the seafront in Hastings. It hosts live entertainment and exhibitions and can be hired for Weddings, photo shoots, film sets, as well as providing a location for community events. St Mary in the Castle is a registered charitable trust. St Mary In The Castle has full amenities for the disabled and is child and pet friendly.
Pelham Place car park is directly opposite the venue on Carlisle Parade, Hastings TN34 3AD. Alternatively you can park on Hastings seafront or Rock-a-nore car park on Rock-A-Nore Rd, Hastings TN34 3DW.
St Mary in the Castle is on Pelham Place, directly on Hastings seafront. The closest train station is Hastings train station and is a ten minute walk from the venue.
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