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James Taylor Quartet return to Rochester Cathedral

James Taylor Quartet return to Rochester Cathedral for the first time in four years

This September 30th Rochester Cathedral will welcome back legendary local musician James Taylor for his first gig at the Cathedral with the James Taylor Quartet for four years.  

The James Taylor Quartet are a British four-piece jazz funk band who have been renowned for their live performances. For over 30 years they have set the standard for the coolest sounds in funky acid jazz.

James Taylor has performed many times at the Cathedral and has even written pieces for the Cathedral Choir. In 2015 he wrote the Rochester Mass and in 2017 he wrote The Magnificat which was premiered in front of the Countess of Wessex.

James Taylor is delighted to be performing at Rochester Cathedral again. “I have adored the Cathedral since I was a small child, the calm serene feel of the place, the altered sense of wonder I still get every time I walk through those massive ancient doors.   Now as an adult I feel privileged  to be able to contribute to the place, making music, helping with the gardens and sitting in evensong feeling renewed and contained. I’ve spent forty years touring all over  with my music and I can honestly say with hand on heart, this is simply the most beautiful concert venue in the world. I’m so happy and excited to bring my band here again particularly after the difficult covid years and to now look to a brighter future for the cathedral and the people of Rochester.”

Dean of Rochester, The Very Rev’d Dr Philip Heskethis very pleased to welcome the James Taylor Quartet back to the Cathedral.  ‘We are incredibly fortunate to have such an amazing musician living so close to Rochester Cathedral.  James is a true champion of the Cathedral, and we feel so blessed by his artistry, friendship, and outstanding creativeness.’

The James Taylor Quartet will be at Rochester Cathedral on Friday 30th September at 7.30pm.

Tickets are on sale online on the Rochester Cathedral website priced £20 for adults and £12 for under 18’s.