Jon T-Bone Taylor

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Specialist in jazz, blues and r&b, with over 30 years experience and four CDs as a leader to his name.

Led acclaimed blues band The Bop Brothers (1986-2000). The band included some of Britain's finest musicians, including saxophonists Dick Heckstall-Smith (Alexis Korner, Graham Bond, John Mayall, Colosseum), Jerry Underwood (John Martyn) and Ed Jones (US3, Incognito, Kid Creole), vocalist Earl Green (Otis Grand, Paul Lamb) and drummer Sam Kelly (Cymande). The band released two albums on the Abacabe label, Strange News (1995) and Bop Brothers ... and Sisters (Y2K), the latter including cameos by Ruby Turner, Connie Lush, Taka Boom, Deitra Farr and Dana Gillespie. Backed visiting US bluesmen Champion Jack Dupree, Charlie Sayles, Lefty Dizz, Eugene 'Hideaway' Bridges and Clarence 'Tex' Walker, as well as top British jazz artists Harry Beckett, Don Weller, Dick Morrissey and Art Themen.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
My equipment is PAT tested
Jazz, Blues, Jazz fusion, Modern jazz, Swing
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching
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