LONDON, UK (18, May, 2015) – On Saturday, 22, May, 2015, award-winning international jazz saxophonist and flautist, Najee, and renowned R&B singer, songwriter, and producer, Gary Taylor will perform live together for the first time in London, debuting at the Under The Bridge venue. The highly anticipated concert will highlight many of Najee’s and Gary Taylor’s hits throughout their careers, along with their duet “Moon Over Carolina” from Najee’s “Mind Over Matter” CD.
As one of the top-selling jazz saxophonist of our generation, Najee continues to demonstrate his consistency to connect with various audiences throughout the world. Creating music at this level in his career is still exhilarating, as he states, “I am always evolving. As a musician the love of performing for people whether in-studio or live, is still a gratifying experience.” These experiences is what has catapulted him to be one of the most sought after instrumentalists in both genres of Jazz and R&B. With his latest contemporary album, “The Morning After – A Musical Love Journey” (which debuted #1 Contemporary Jazz Album on the U.S. Billboard Charts), Najee assures fans that the 20 years since his return will be worth the wait as London has always held a special place in his heart, “I haven’t been there in a few years and Gary has never performed in the UK, even though his career started over there. We are really excited about that, and so far the response has been pretty good. It’s going to be a great evening!”
As for singer Gary Taylor, this concert will be the first time he has performed in London. However, prior to his upcoming debut, Taylor has developed a huge fan base for over a decade in the UK market as he states, “My musical relationship with the UK runs long, and deep… I feel like I’m coming home to Family”. Taylor launched his music career as a recording artist, debuting on the A&M label with the album, “G.T.” After the release of his second album “Compassion” for Virgin America, Taylor postponed his singing career to focus on songwriting. The decision enhanced his career by writing for some of the biggest hits in R&B, including: Anita Baker (“Good Love”), The Whispers (“Just Gets Better with Time”; “My Heart Your Heart”), Lalah Hathaway (“I’m Coming Back”), Jennifer Holiday (“Love Stories”) and The Mac Band (“Love You To The Limit”). Taylor is currently signed to independent UK-based label, Expansion, where he released “Take Control.” The CD collection was an immediate hit, putting both Expansion and Taylor on the map on Britain’s growing soul scene.
Najee & Gary Taylor Live in London performance, will also be recorded and available on DVD later this year. Both artists are currently working on their new albums; which are slated to be released this summer. For more information about Najee’s music and summer tour, visit: www.najeemusic.com and Gary Taylor: http://www.morningcrew.com/
Under The Bridge is located: Stamford Bridge, Fulham Road, London SW6 1HS, United Kingdom. Doors open at 6pm, show starts at 7pm. Tickets are available via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/najee-gary-taylor-live-tickets-15787415585. Currently, early bird tickets are sold out. For more information and concert details, visit: http://underthebridge.co.uk/