Rosie Frater-Taylor Big Band
With a clear sense of purpose, 22-year-old singer, songwriter & guitarist Rosie Frater-Taylor blurs the lines between jazz, folk, pop & soul. Think Joni Mitchell meets George Benson, Lewis Taylor teams up with Emily King or a female version of John Mayer!
The native Londoner started playing drums at the age of 8, picking up the guitar and ukulele soon after. She spent her early teens discovering her musician parents’ record collection, an eclectic mix of artists: Zero 7, Tania Maria, Seal, Pat Metheny and more. She began exploring her own love of songwriting, jazz and alternative harmony studying at both the Roundhouse and Royal Academy Of Music.
Partial to a DIY-slant, Rosie set off laying out multi-layered guitar-based demos on Cubase at the age of 16. These would eventually become her self-produced debut album 'On My Mind' (2018), a unique collection of songs which garnered praise from BBC 6 Music’s Tom Robinson, BBC Radio 1’s Abbie McCarthy, Becca Stevens “badass”, with Jazzwise Magazine hailing her “one to watch”.
An artist I’ve fallen in love with, musically speakingGilles Peterson, BBC 6Music
Accumulating over one million streams to date, Rosie's 2nd album 'Bloom' saw her collaborate with Snowpoet's Chris Hyson on two songs. 'Bloom' has been named Jazz FM 'Album Of The Week' as well as one of KCRW's 'Albums Of The Year' catching the attention of the likes of Jamie Cullum, Gilles Peterson, Jordan Rakei, Nitin Sawhney, Snarky Puppy's Michael League, Blue Note’s Don Was, and more, with Complex Magazine, Bandcamp, Jazz re:freshed and global platform Pickup Music championing the young musician too.
After a run of UK shows at the end of 2021, Rosie is embarking on her first EU tour in 2022, including opening for legendary singer Kurt Elling and playing Gilles Peterson’s WorldWide Awards and We Out Here Festival.