This is a post about a competition happening this summer in which I am fortunate enough to be participating.
The Bucharest international jazz competition is one of the largest and most-renowned jazz competitions in Europe with acts from all over the world meeting in Bucharest, Romania.
For more info on the festival follow this link.
Bucharest international jazz competition
A subject I did want to talk a bit about was the logistic of travelling abroad with instruments, an issue which has been raised by this amazing opportunity. For me as a musician, the concept of my prized instrument in any kind of cargo area really does not make me feel good. I did some research into the issue, and found that there was not a fixed rule on the matter and that circumstances differed from country to country and from airline to airline. Luckily, with KLM I can buy a seat for the guitar for the taxi price (minus tax) which is still a lot to Bucharest but not too bad seeing as I get to sit right next to my pride and joy all the way there! So I was a bit lucky, but it got me thinking. I read lots of horror stories about smashed-up instruments etc. Why has this issue not been addressed properly by airlines? I read recently that the MU was battling for legislation to formalise a system for travelling abroad with instruments. That is great news. But come on airlines, stop dragging your feet! Musicians have needed to travel abroad since…forever! Maybe if the 1st class lounge wasn’t so vast we could fit our humble instruments in somewhere…
Hi, I thought I would write a post about an up-coming gig that I am very excited about.
On the 2nd April my band “Aeroplanes at Brescia” will be performing at the famous London jazz venue, the 606 club. We earned this fantastic opportunity by winning the LCM “606 club” competition which took place a couple of weeks ago and featured some other great acts.
I would like to thank Dave Walsh, Jamil Sheriff and Simon Kaylor in particular for this opportunity and for being so supportive.
It will be our first gig in London and we have a lot of special material for the gig. I even wrote a song especially for the gig!
Here is a link to the Facebook page so that you can let us know if you’re coming and see updates on the event etc.
Aeroplanes at Brescia @ 606 club
Aeroplanes at Brescia @ 606 club follow this link for the 606 website and to buy tickets etc.
Lorenzo feliciato – bass Stuart mccallum – guitar Dave Walsh – drums Workshop @ Leeds college of music.
Adam Taylor – Google+
I am now on Google+, lots of cool communities and hangouts. Go check it out!
Adam Taylor playing with the hip-hop/jazz band “Bare Bare Bears” @ Subliminal 2012.
Minuano – by Pat Metheny
Additional lyrics by Caterina Comeglio
Quei Due @ Wakefield Jazz club
Adam Taylor- guitar
Caterina Comeglio- vocals
A photo from Quei Due’s performance at Tom and Maname’s wedding, Japan.
Adam Taylor – Musician page
Here is a link to my Facebook page.
This is a tune we added to our set composed by Allan Pasqua.
Aeroplanes at Brescia