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June 19, 2024 10:23 am Published by

29th June 2024 (Saturday)  

*The Katriona Taylor Quintet “Feeling Good – Celebrating Nina Simone” *

Sensational jazz vocalist Katriona Taylor and her top band perform songs from the legendry Nina Simone, including numbers like “Feeling Good”, “I Put A Spell On You”, “I Got Life” and “My Baby Just Cares For Me”. Nina’s rich catalogue of timeless jazz masterpieces spans decades. She is regarded as one of the most influential recording artists of 20th-century jazz.

“So lovely to hear, thank you Katriona …. Beautifully sung – I love it ….” Jools Holland.

Doors open 8:00pm
Show starts 8:30pm
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New album launch ‘Daring Dreams’

UK vocalist Katriona Taylor presents her 6th album – Daring Dreams, this new jazz, Latin and soul album features her original songs. Katriona is famous for her sultry, smooth vocals, and funky vibes, and these original songs expertly blend a fusion of jazz grooves.

On this album Katriona plays with a whole array of exceptional talents. Tonight at Piano Smithfield Katriona and her band John Crawford – Piano, Dominic Ashworth – Guitar, Paul Michael – Bass, Chris Nickolls – Drums andVasilis Xenopoulus – Sax will light up the stage and you’ll hear that remarkable hit of instrumentation and musicianship on display.Daring Dreams is the journey of an artist who loves to sing and share her positive passion for music.

Katriona is at home on the intimate stages of the UK’s top jazz clubs like Ronnie Scotts and 606 or at large International festivals. She has opened for the legendary George Benson and the James Taylor Quartet amongst others. Her music has received multiple plaudits & airplay and rave reviews, as well as being featured on BBC National radio and JazzFM.

“Katriona’s not only stunningly talented herself, she’s playing with an entire band led with studio aces and seasoned veterans of the game that have impeccable skillsets”. Sleeping Bag Studios – Canada

“As a singer, Taylor has a sultry, smoky voice. She’s a versatile vocalist who can pay tribute to Nina Simone and Diana Krall“  Jon Clay – Jazzwise Magazine












30th September (Saturday)  Katriona Taylor Quintet 

Katriona presents her superb Jazz and Latin style, accompanied by her world class musicians.

An established artist on the UK jazz scene, with five albums to her name, Katriona is equally at home on the intimate Bull’s Head Jazz Club stage or performing internationally to an audience of thousands. Katriona has received countless plaudits for her polished live performances, having supported the legendary, 10 times Grammy Award winner George Benson on his world tour and The James Taylor Quartet, amongst others and is a regular at top London venues and festivals including Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, 606 Jazz Club, the Bulls Head Jazz Club and the EFG London Jazz Festival.

Doors open 8:00pm
Show starts 8:30pm
Tickets: £14 (adv) or £16 (door)