Martin Taylor Celebrates 60th Birthday With Solo UK Tour
Grammy-nominated guitarist, composer and educator Martin Taylor celebrates his 60th birthday and 45 years as a touring artist with a series of solo UK concerts in October. Kicking off in Fareham on Friday 14th October, Taylor will take to thirteen UK towns across the country including Fareham, London, New Milton, Colchester, Guildford, Whitby, Milton Keynes, Manchester, Dundee, Inverness, Lichfield and Uppingham.
Widely considered to be the world’s foremost exponent of solo jazz and fingerstyle guitar, Martin Taylor’s remarkable musical career has spanned five decades with more than 100 recordings to his name, an MBE, two honourary doctorates and many international awards.
He has collaborated with musicians from many different musical genres including Jeff Beck, Tommy Emmanuel, Bill Wyman, Chet Atkins, Stephane Grappelli, David Grisman, George Harrison, Jamie Cullum, Bryn Terfel, Dianne Schuur and Gary Burton. However it is his dazzling solo concerts, with a signature style that artfully combines his virtuosity, emotion and humour with a strong, engaging stage presence, that make this tour one of the highlights of the autumn jazz calendar.
“Martin Taylor is one of the most awesome solo guitar players in the history of the instrument.” – Pat Metheny
“He out-shred’s all of us put together….I’ve never seen anything like it” – Jeff Beck
MARTIN TAYLOR SOLO UK TOUR 2016
Friday 14th October | FAREHAM Ashcroft Arts Centre
Saturday 15th October | NEW MILTON Forest Arts Centre
Tuesday 18th October | COLCHESTER Colchester Arts Centre
Wednesday 19th October | GUILDFORD G Live
Friday 21st October | WHITBY Musicport Festival
Tuesday 25th October | MILTON KEYNES The Stables
Thursday 27th October | MANCHESTER Band On The Wall
Friday 28th October | LONDON Indigo O2
Monday 31st October | UPPINGHAM Uppingham School
Tuesday 1st November | RUNCORN Brindley Theatre
Wednesday 2nd November | LOUGHBOROUGH University Arts
Thursday 4th November | DUNDEE Gardyne Theatre
Friday 5th November | INVERNESS Spectrum Centre
Tickets are on sale now and available from http://martintaylor.com/tour/