Patrick Naylor has performed extensively as a guitarist and bandleader. He has released 3 critically acclaimed albums of original compositions and completed numerous Jazz Services 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 Soundial, Viper’s Dream, Sara Mitra, David Beebee’s Gaya, Julian Costello, Ian East, Eddie Parker, Kate Dimbleby, Firefly, Julie Mckee, Tim Giles, Orla Murphy, Julie Walkington, Julie Sassoon, Stephanie O’Brien, Ben Walker. Lizzie Ball, Fulvio Sigurta, 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 major feature 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 and Time Out. His educational work includes running guitar classes and workshops and teaching guitar at St Pauls Cathedral School.
“Distinctive electric/acoustic guitarist and composer whose unflashy style draws on contemporary jazz, folk and world musics and the influences of Ralph Towner and Bill Frisell to create a haunting and optimistic fusion.”
– Ents 24
“Tasty acoustic guitar”
– Jazz Journal
“a highly articulate, mellow musician”
– Tony Hall in Jazzwise
– Time Out
“one of the UK’s best guitarists”
– Ronnie Scott’s Magazine
“Thoughtful, inventive and authoritative”
“a shapely melodic line, even in the heat of improvisation.”
– Jack Massarik in The Evening Standard
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