A few updates..
Cortado Restaurant Bar and Cafe Christchurch is the place to be on Friday nights-Come down for sweet tunes and even sweeter Gins(Or any other delicious beverage you wish to sip!) The ‘Gin and Jazz’ series is up and running, and myself and the even more delicious Anna Whitaker team up with Aimee Biddington and Clayton Hiku 830-1030pm-Its a great night, so book a table or get in early
Also,The Album is HERE !! ‘Kate Taylor Live’ will be able to purchased on SATURDAY the 7th of December-thats in 3 days!! Just in time for Christmas-perfect stocking stuffer Id say. Albums will be ready to buy on tunes and the real deal from me!Keep an eye out on details of how to purchase.
A few updates..
Monday November 4th 7pm-10pm
Jazz/Pop/Soul Duo featuring David Haslett FREE
Come down for a well deserved Monday evening beverage and some good tunes
Check out my radio on Plains FM with the lovely Tam Smith – listen out for the Live tracks,including one off my upcoming live album!!
Thanks Tam for a fun afternoon!!
Check out Plains FM this Friday 13th at 430pm. Tamara Smith has invited me onto her show ‘Falling through the cracks’ to talk about my upcoming lunchtime concert, and album.
On today’s show I have the lovely vocalist Kate Taylor coming into the studio.
Kate Taylor has returned to Christchurch after residing in Sydney for the past two and a half years. Kate graduated from the CPIT jazz school in 2005, and to welcome her back to her jazz roots in Christchurch she will be performing a tribute concert of Tierney Sutton tunes, one of Kate’s most favoured jazz singers. Kate is honoured to be back teaching at the Jazz school,and looks forward to being joined by fellow colleagues Darren Pickering(piano),Michael Bell(bass),Luke Smillie(drums),Andy Genge(guitar) and Scott Taitoko(trombone) at the Jazz school lunchtime series this Monday 16th of September.
Check out the new photos from Kate Taylor LIVE – Thanks Christian James Hoodless Photography
We had a great gig on April 13th in Christchurch with the team from ORANGE studios
Come down to the PALLET PAVILLION in Christchurch this Sunday for some afternoon Jazz/Pop
From 1pm Kate Taylor will be entertaining the folks of Christhchurch with some Lazy Sunday tunes – come down and enjoy!
Sunday 12th May 2013
From 1pm – FREE
Welcome to the new and improved ktaylormusic.com !!
Its only March – but we have been busy!
A big THANKYOU to RICHARD MORRISON – without him we would be lost in cyber space !!
ANNA WHITAKER and AIMEE BIDDINGTON – for being ideal summer gig buddies, motivators and friends
ANGELA TAYLOR – having a talented sister is ideal – Look out for some fantastic posters for upcoming gigs thanks to this lovely lady
LAURA NIXON and CHRISTIAN JAMES HOODLESS for taking some excellent snaps – watch this space for these up and comers
NICHOLAS BECKWITH – for capturing the moments and uploading them – this guys a keeper, and a special one at that
And last, but DEFINITELY not least -
MICHAEL BELL and ORANGE STUDIO for supporting,filming and recording the first big exciting project ……
KATE TAYLOR will be recording her first LIVE ALBUM at
THE DARKROOM Christchurch,NZ April 17 8:30pm
Kate will be performing a mix of her favourite tunes – jazz,pop … a little bit of everything!
Kates will also be performing her original music – all recorded for you to take home and enjoy!
Looking forward to this very exciting project !!
A BIG Thankyou to Michael Bell and ORANGE STUDIO
Looking forward to seeing you all in my hometown on the 17th !!
FRIDAY DEC 10TH HARBOURLIGHT DOORS 730PM $20
First started in 2008, MY LOVELIES returns again with another great lineup from some of Christchurch’s talented female artists.
This lineup comprises of:
-KATE TAYLOR (& band)
Kate Taylor is a resident vocalist, performing regularly around the cities top live music venues, and traveling the country singing backing vocals for up and coming artist LA Mitchell. She has a Bachelor of Music from Canterbury University, and a Diploma in Jazz from The Christchurch Polytech Jazz School,which she completed in 2005.Since then Kate has been working as a full time vocal coach as well as fronting her 5-piece funk band KTO and various Jazz ensembles. Kate established herself as a songwriter recently debuting her original work at the Dux De Lux in Christchurch.This year sees Kate recording her well anticipated E.P.
-BILLIE JEAN (and guest Zion Taumati)
-ELLA BYE (Lucy Hiku & band)
is the solo musings of Lucy Hiku. After graduating from Jazz School Lucy has since gone on to spread her diverse styling’s around the country dabbling in pop, jazz and hip hop as well as her own soulful style. She has also been involved with Jazz and Blues Festivals and most recently as a backing vocalist for legend Mark Vanilau. You can also hear her vocal stylings on the track ‘Rain’ by popular dance act, Rare Shot Blue.
-CHARLOTTE AND THE THUMP (Charlotte Crone & band)
Fronted by current music student, Charlotte Crone, Charlotte and the Thump is a band that is sure to entertain. With members Luke Belcher, bringing out the solid bassline, Von Voin Strum’s guitarist, Kurt Fleming providing the power-house drums and fresh-faced member, Brydon Hulse screaming lines from his guitar, they are relatively new to the music scene as a group. They are all currently students of CPIT Jazz School, taking part in various bands from the compulsory, yet highly enjoyable, elective ensembles to their own projects outside of the institution. “The Thump” have recently been rehearsing together for the Dux de Lux RounDUp Band Competition and are eager to show off new material written by Charlotte as well as the odd cover of our national treasures. Prepare for a sound that twists the corners of run-of-the-mill contemporary music to suit the messages and provide a performance not to be missed.
-I AM THE LIGHT (Malisa Palalagi and band)
From ska & pop-punk to hardcore bands comes the solo project of Malisa Palalagi. Originally a bass-player, the 27 year old Christchurch native has switched to playing guitar and singing songs that can only be described as refreshing, catchy and fun. Influenced by blues, jazz, funk, rockabilly and hip hop, this up and coming act will leave you with her songs humming in your head. Having played numerous centres in New Zealand since 2008, I Am The Light will be sharing her music live to audiences overseas in 2011. A second ep is on the way with a fresh batch of new energetic songs.
Not mentioned on the poster but no less amazing, MOTHER LOVE (Mary Baycroft) will be spinning her records for some cruisy, smooth tunes between sets.
Thanks to CHART (http://www.christchurchmusic.org.nz/) for getting on board
A Christchurch woman is paying tribute to her musical grandfather by bringing back to life the big-band sound.
Kate Taylor, 24, has formed a band that will perform arrangements written by grandfather Doug Kelly, 87, during his nearly 40 years as leader of the Doug Kelly Big Band.
Kelly will get the chance to hear his arrangements once again when the new big band performs tomorrow night as part of the New Zealand International Jazz and Blues Festival that started yesterday.
Taylor said two of the musicians in the new band were original members of the Kelly band. Kelly had kept his original handwritten arrangements and gave them to Taylor.
“It is a tribute to my granddad. I wouldn’t be able to do it without him,” she said.
“The big band has not really been done here in Christchurch for a while. I have got the arrangements and I have got the man still here, so why not?”
Kelly said he was looking forward to the performance.
“I think it is wonderful because she is the only one of my grandchildren who has taken on this kind of thing,” Kelly said.
“I’m looking forward to it because I haven’t had to do anything,” he said.
Kelly said the performance had been kept as a surprise.
“I didn’t know anything about it until I picked up the leaflet for the festival.”
Kelly wrote hundreds of arrangements of classics from 1949 to 1986. The band will perform at the Christchurch Jazz School from 6pm tomorrow.