Chez Taylor-Francis

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A bit about Chez

Chez Taylor-Francis has an addiction to jazz, funk and soul. Doubling the sax with flute and clarinet has led her to play such main stages as Wembley Stadium (London), The NIA (Birmingham), Newton's Nation (Australia), Alliance Francaise (Zambia) and many more. Her performances have been acclaimed by the likes of The British Arts Council and The BBC.


Globe trotter

Throughout her career, Chez has been fortunate to collect passport stamps from all over the world; from Bruges to Botswana, Turkey to Thailand, Dubrovnik to Dubai and countless other destinations.


On stage

Chez has been lucky to support some fantastic artists such as Nile Rogers, Jaz Dhami, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Thunder, Tony Hadley, Shane Richie and Gareth Gates, as well as leading record labels such as Hed Kandi and Sony Music.


Out of the spotlight

Off stage, she has premiered works by Michael Nyman on BBC Radio 3 and jammed alongside Seasick Steve on Radio 2.

Behind the scenes, Chez is a devoted sax tutor as well as working with the reputable charity, Music in Hospitals, playing for patients all over the UK. She can also be found beneath the stage, playing in the pit for various popular musicals in central London.


Geek Chic

On her home turf in London, Chez has managed to acquire quite a few letters after her name, including dipABRSM Teaching alongside a Licentiate in Performance from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. Proving to be somewhat of a qualification junkie, she is now preparing to sit her Fellowship Diploma in Musical Performance.


Arty Moments

Chez writes and arranges music for her many bands & ensembles. In the composition world, Chez has written for online games companies, news corporations and the Edinburgh Film Festival, to name a few, as well as releasing material with her bands on iTunes.


To infinity and beyond!

Polished, unique and dependable, Chez Taylor-Francis is quickly becoming a prominent female artist on the London jazz and pop scene.


  • BBC Radio 2
  • BBC Radio 3
  • BBC Broadcasting House
  • BBC tent, Edinburgh Festival
  • National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
  • ITV News
  • Houses of Parliament
  • The Royal Overseas League
  • Ronnie Scott's
  • Koko
  • Battersea Power Station
  • Boisdales of Canary Wharf
  • Lovebox Festival
  • Creamfields Festival
  • Newtons Nation Festival
  • Edinburgh International Festival
  • The Savoy Hotel
  • The Lanesborough Hotel
  • The Park Plaza Hotel, Westminster


The Player





On home turf

  • BBC radio 2
  • BBC radio 3
  • Jazz FM
  • Radio Jackie
  • BBC broadcasting house
  • ITV News
  • National Indoor Arena, Birmingham
  • Wembley stadium
  • Villa Park (Aston Villa) Stadium
  • Old Trafford (Man Utd.) Stadium
  • Ascot Racecourse
  • Sandown Racecourse
  • Lovebox Festival
  • Creamfields Festival
  • Newtons Nation Festival
  • Edinburgh International Festival
  • Wilderness Festival
  • Houses of Parliament
  • Tate Modern
  • Natural History Museum
  • Science Museum
  • Design Museum
  • National Portrait Gallery
  • The Shard
  • The Gherkin
  • The Royal Overseas League
  • Battersea Power Station
  • Kew Gardens
  • One Mayfair
  • Pizza Express Jazz Club, Soho
  • Boisdale's of Canary Wharf
  • The 606 club
  • The Vortex
  • Floridita
  • The Pigalle
  • Koko
  • The Savoy Hotel
  • The Ritz
  • The Dorchester
  • One Aldwych
  • The Lanesborough Hotel
  • The Park Plaza Hotel, Westminster
  • Cunard Cruises
  • P&O Cruises
  • Royal Caribbean Cruises

Over Land, Sea & Sky

  • Algarve, Portugal
  • Alta, norway
  • Antigua, Caribbean
  • Aruba, Caribbean
  • Barcelona, Spain
  • Bathurst, Australia
  • Berlin, Germany
  • Botswana, Africa
  • Cairo, Egypt
  • Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Courchevel, France
  • Crete, Greece
  • Dubrovnik, Croatia 
  • Hong Kong, China
  • Houston, Texas
  • Istanbul, Turkey
  • Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
  • Kristiansand, Norway
  • Kusadasi, Turkey
  • Lisbon, Portugal
  • Manama, Bahrain
  • Miami, Florida, America
  • Mozambique, Africa
  • Murren, Switzerland
  • Nicaragua, America
  • Oranjestad, Aruba
  • Panama, America
  • Puntarenas, Costa Rica
  • Saint Lucia, Caribbean 
  • Saint paul de vence, France
  • Shanghai, China
  • Sicily, Italy
  • Stavanger, Norway
  • Sydney, Australia
  • Valletta, Malta
  • Venice, Italy
  • Zambia, Africa
  • Zimbabwe, Africa

In London's Theatres

  • 42nd Street
  • A Tale of Two Cities
  • Anything Goes
  • Assassins
  • Beauty & the Beast
  • Blitz
  • Buddy
  • Bugsy Malone
  • Cabaret
  • Carousel
  • Chess
  • Copacabana
  • Coronation of Poppea
  • Crazy for You
  • Fame
  • Footloose
  • Full Monty
  • God Spell
  • Grease
  • Guys and Dolls
  • Hamlet! The Musical
  • Honk
  • Hot Mikado
  • Little Shop of Horrors
  • Mikado
  • Momentous Musical
  • Music Man
  • Oklahoma
  • Our House
  • Return to the Forbidden Planet
  • Summer Holiday
  • Sweet Charity
  • The Addams Family
  • The Beggars Opera
  • The Pajama Game
  • The Sound of Music
  • The Wedding Singer
  • The Wiz
  • Thoroughly Modern Millie
  • Victor and Victoria
  • West Side Story
  • Wizard of Oz

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