James Taylor Quartet @ Brooklyn Bowl

Jazz FM and Brooklyn Bowl present the James Taylor Quartet on Friday 13th November 2015. 

James Taylor, one of the great British instrumentalists of his generation, has taken his trademark howling Hammond sound to the masses for over 25 years; still famed for its upbeat, energetic live shows... with no sign of slowing down. The band’s relentlessly entertaining tunes take inspiration from the rare-groove style funk, and boogaloo funk of the 60s and 70s and, the band is, without a doubt, one of the most important jazz-pop crossover outfits in British live musical history today. 

Over the past 25 years James Taylor Quartet has evolved into one of the most exciting and well respected touring bands in the UK. With numerous albums to its name which touch genres as diverse as jazz, funk, soul, rock, and even rap, not to mention a handful of library albums in between. James' playing providing a solid and accomplished lead as always. Live, the band is explosive, with a breathtaking, diverse unmatched back catalogue.

Support on the night comes from acclaimed eight piece band Crowd Company, whose sound is a modern take on vintage funk; Brimful of energy with a raw edge, catchy hooks/ melodies and tight grooves. The band evokes the spirit of 60s and early 70s funk as well as modern day funk jam bands whilst also focusing on strong soulful songwriting which combine funk with soul, blues and modern jazz.

The venue

A modern take on the bacchanalian speakeasy of the Vaudeville era, Brooklyn Bowl hosts an unprecedented combination of top-flight music, craft beer, vibrant new world wines, bowling, and critically-celebrated comfort food served up in an unique atmospheric setting modelled after its Big Apple counterpart.