Steve Taylor Big Band Explosion
Steve Taylor leads his 16-piece band with his unmistakably high-spirited drumming together with the luscious vocals of Ziggy’s co-curator/writing partner Josie Frater. Steve fuses his love of jazz, swing, rock and world music to perform high-energy material that expresses both tenderness and power in the same instant. Expect musical fireworks & Steve’s deftly crafted arrangements recorded at Ziggy's World Jazz Club, an exclusive festival video presentation. “THIS BIG BAND SWINGS, GROOVES AND ROCKS LIKE NO OTHER..”
BBC Radio 2
Steve Taylor leads the band with his unmistakably vibrant drumming together with the luscious vocals of Ziggy’s co-curator/writing partner Josie Frater. Expect Steve's groove filled fusion flavoured originals and deftly crafted new arrangements of Gil Scott-Heron, Beady Belle, Al Jarreau, Eurhythmics & Buddy Rich to name a few.
Steve fuses his love of jazz, swing, rock and world music performing, high-energy material that expresses both tenderness and power in the same instant. The band features 16 of the hottest horn charged crew around including Sax maestro, Vasilis Xenopoulos. Steve Taylor Big Band eXpLoSiOn are acknowledged by fans and critics alike as one of the most exciting British jazz groups on the music scene; wowing audiences at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz club, Pizza Express Jazz Club, EFG London Jazz Festival and Ziggy’s World Jazz Club to name a few.
Taylor has performed with Ian Shaw, Claire Martin OBE, Omar, Nitin Sawhney, Frater and Taylor, appeared as featured guest on BBC Radio 2 Clare Teal show and shared the stage with likes of Mica Paris.
Drums: Steve Taylor
Vocals: Josie Frater
Piano: Matt Carter
Bass: Rhys Lovell
Guitar: Rosie Frater-Taylor
Trumpets: Tom Gardner /Simon Gardner / J P Gervasoni /Will Smith
Trombones: Tom Green / Olli Martin / Paul Taylor
Saxes: Tom Barford / Vasilis Xenopoulos / Sam Glasser / Mike Rubie
“Fiery & Hard Hitting” ★★★★★ Time Out
"Powerhouse drumming" Rhythm
Forthcoming new album -”Shining Stars”
“Live at Ziggy’s” (2015)
“Good Things Happen” (2012)
“Live in London” (2010)
“North London has never sounded so good” “Ziggy’s Gets it right” Mica Paris