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Nat Steele Quintet with Osian Roberts

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Nat Steele Quintet with Osian Roberts 

Osian Roberts, tenor sax

Nat Steele, vibes

Sean Fyfe, piano

Jeremy Brown, bass

Mark Taylor, drums

Prague-based tenor saxophonist Osian Roberts (originally from Wales) returns to the UK for a short run of gigs as part of a quintet with leading UK vibraphonist Nat Steele, following on from their highly successful 7 day residency for the Passau Jazz Festival (Bavaria) in the summer of 2022. They’re playing a mix of bebop, arrangements of standards, hard bop, some of Osian’s originals, and more! Expect high energy, swinging music from start to finish.

Osian was a graduate of the Royal Academy of Music, and became a mainstay of the London jazz scene, where he founded the Hard Bop Records label and released several quintet albums with Steve Fishwick (including one recorded in New York with Cedar Walton and Peter Washington). He later emigrated to Prague and became established as one of the leading tenor saxophonists on the continent. While there he's worked with the Czech Radio Orchestra, and toured with Kirk Lightsey, Valery Ponomarev, John Marshall and George Freeman.

Nat is a vibraphone player based in London, specialising in playing swinging bebop and hard bop. His last album “Portrait of the MJQ” garnered rave reviews in the press, winning album of the month in BBC Music Magazine and placing him as one of the top vibraphonists in the UK. He’s currently in the post-production stages of two new albums, one a follow-up to the MJQ album featuring Scott Hamilton, and the other a tribute to Milt Jackson, which was recorded in New York with Jackson’s old band at the Rudy van Gelder studio. He’s worked both as a bandleader and sideman with artists like Grammy winner Alan Broadbent, prodigy clarinettist Julian Bliss and Dave Newton.

Pianist Sean Fyfe is a new face to the UK jazz scene, having moved to the UK from New York (originally hailing from Canada) in 2021. Grounded in the traditions of jazz luminaries like Bill Evans, Bobby Timmons, Wynton Kelly, and Cedar Walton, Sean has already made quite a name for himself as a sideman and a bandleader, regularly working with big names like Dave O’Higgins and Alex Garnett, and has played at all the major jazz clubs in New York, Canada and the UK.

On drums Mark Taylor needs no introduction, having been spotted by Miles Davis’ tenor saxophonist George Coleman while playing at Ronnie Scott’s and invited to join his band full-time in New York, he’s had an unbelievable career working with absolutely everyone of note in jazz in the past 40 years, from Ray Brown to Benny Green, to spending several years in the drum chair with pianist Monty Alexander’s trio. In recent years he’s returned to living in the UK after 25 years in NYC, invigorating the jazz scene here with his presence.

Jeremy Brown is bassist in the BBC Big Band and the John Wilson Orchestra, and has played all over Europe, the UK and further afield with a wide range of the UK’s most prominent artists, such as Stacey Kent, Peter King, Julian Joseph and also backing up visiting US artists like Charles McPhearson and Curtis Stigers.