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  • Thu
    17
    May
    2018

    Nat Steele

    Nathaniel Steele is a jazz vibraphone player and drummer based in London. Since his arrival on the scene, he has quickly gained a reputation as a talented musician to watch out for, described by Clark Tracey as "one of the best vibes players this country has ever produced." Principally self-taught, and following in the style of Milt Jackson and Cal Tjader, Nat takes a two mallet approach to improvisation, focusing on melodic interpretation and a great swing feel.

    His “Nat Steele Quartet” is regularly featured at the Late, Late show at Ronnie Scott's and as a result he has recently attracted compliments for his playing from the likes of Benny Green, Joe Locke, Jason Marsalis, Harold Mabern and Eric Alexander, has studied with Mike LeDonne and had the good fortune to sit in with both Benny Green and Wynton Marsalis.

    In September 2017 he launched his debut album, “Portrait of the Modern Jazz Quartet” on Trio Records, with the launch held at Ronnie Scott’s.

    He’s travelled around the UK playing with his group, and alongside high-profile UK players such as Pete Long, Georgina Jackson, Allison Neale and others. He recently completed a tour of Eastern Canada, performing in Ottawa, Montreal and 3 nights at the great Jazz Bistro (formerly Top ‘o The Senator) in Toronto, as well as giving a very well received masterclass to undergraduate jazz students at the University of Toronto.