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Patrick Naylor

Patrick Naylor has performed extensively as a guitarist and bandleader from Ronnie Scott's to Glastonbury. He has released 3 critically acclaimed albums of original compositions and completed numerous tours of the UK. Patrick’s debut album was CD of the week in the London Evening Standard, and his 2003 album, Afternoon Moon, was in Chrissie Murray’s CD’s of the year. His latest CD, Days of Blue, was included in the Daily Telegraph Best CDs of 2015. Patrick has recorded or played live with a number of different artists including Julian Costello, Viper’s Dream, David Beebee’s Gaya, Ian East, Eddie Parker, The Gypsy Dreamers, Julie Mckee, Julie Walkington, Stephanie O’Brien, Ben Walker. Lizzie Ball, Fulvio Sigurta, Sara Mitra, Una Palliser, Natalie Rozario, Maciek Pysz and many others.

Patrick has worked extensively as a session musician and has recorded a number of pieces for film, TV and radio including: 2 series of Maigret for BBC Radio 4 and a number of feature films and TV programmes with composer Daniel Teper including Things to do Before You’re 30 – a film starring Billie Piper and Jimi Mistry – and many TV Programmes and adverts. He has won praise from many critics including at Jazzwise, The London Evening Standard, BBC Music Magazine, Jazz Journal Musician Magazine, All About Jazz and Time Out.


Daily Telegraph Top Ten Albums of 2015 Jazz Services Touring grants on 3 occasions


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'Tasty acoustic guitar' - Jazz Journal 'Virtuoso guitar' - Time Out “one of the UK’s best guitarists’ – Chrissie Murray “a highly articulate, mellow musician” – Tony Hall in Jazzwise ”Thoughtful, inventive and authoritative” - Crescendo ”One if the UK's best British guitarists” - Chrissie Murray

“There is a lot to enjoy in the mellow Days of Blue, especially the sensitive guitar playing of Patrick Naylor. Blue Morning feels like a jam session and shows off the quality of the musicians involved. The Latin feel of Restless is also a treat.” Telegraph Best Jazz Albums of 2015 – Review by Martin Chilton

“This excellent album, mostly written by Naylor but with some of the other musicians too, stays with the listener long after it’s finished.” All About Jazz 4 star review of Days of Blue by Roger Farbey

“An easy going album that won’t easily tire.” All About Jazz 4 Star review by Fiona Ord-Shrimpton

“Guitarist, composer and bandleader Patrick Naylor has followed the 2 exceptional albums his band made in 1999 (‘Patrick Naylor Quartet’) and 2003 (‘Afternoon Moon’) with the long-awaited ‘Days of Blue’.” Ben Walker Days of Blue Review

“As an experienced session musician, band leader, educator, and also writer for film, television and BBC Radio, Naylor is adept at distilling these influences into an accessible sequence of ten numbers which gleam with a variety of hues and atmospheres

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Days of Blue

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From: Days of Blue
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