Jam Session feat. Nat Steele

Get ready for a mind-blowing experience! Nat Steele, the sensational UK vibraphonist, is about to light up Highams Park Jazz Club! Don’t just hear about it, be there for this electrifying performance. Limited seats flying off the shelves—secure yours now! Listen to Nat’s magic in the first set, and get ready to jam in the second set!

Nat Steele is a vibraphonist from London specialising in swinging bebop and hard bop. In 2017 he launched his debut album, “Portrait of the Modern Jazz Quartet” on Trio Records, with a sold-out album release concert held at Ronnie Scott’s, followed by 2 years of touring the UK with the quartet. The album was awarded “Jazz Album of the Month” by BBC Music Magazine, with a plethora of positive reviews in the jazz press, including 4 stars in The Observer and Jazzwise Magazine. It even made it into the top 10 in the jazz charts in Japan. In 2019 he was invited by Grammy-award winning pianist, arranger and composer Alan Broadbent to give the world premier of a new work celebrating the 25th anniversary of Watermill Jazz. In 2020 – just before the pandemic – he completed an 18-date Arts Council funded tour of the UK with the MJQ band featuring guest tenor saxophonist Grant Stewart, who came from New York for 2 weeks to play. He’s currently in the middle of recording two new albums out in 2024, one a tribute to Milt Jackson in his centenary year and another with American saxophonist Scott Hamilton.

“A truly stellar all-round performance: stop-time chords, neat turnarounds, valid interchanges, nimble adjustments – all jazz life was here.” Peter Vacher, JazzWise Magazine

“A remarkble young vibraphonist in the Milt Jackson tradition.” Dave Gelly, Observer

“OK, I am now officially a fan!!” Joe Locke

Line Up:
Soner Ersen:piano
Tom Hewins:bass
Eric Ford:drums

£5 for musicians who will play with us (limited to 10 spots on a first-come, first-served basis)

Date and time:
11 February Sunday
doors open at 4.30pm

County Arms upstairs
420 Hale End Road
E4 9PB
Highams Park

Buses and trains:
The County Arms is located 200 yards along Hale End Road from Highams Park Station. It is accessible by trains from Liverpool Street, Walthamstow, and Chingford via the overground. Additionally, buses 275, W15, and 212 serve the area.