BIG MUSIC FOR BIG BAND...
SINCE FORMING STEVE TAYLOR BIG BAND eXpLoSiOn in 2006,
renowned UK Drummer STEVE TAYLOR and his 16 piece
Big Band have performed at prestigious
London jazz meccas Ronnie Scott's club, Pizza Express Jazz Club, 606 club,
backed the likes of BBC Jazz award winner IAN SHAW, & Omar (mbe)
thrilled audiences at London Jazz Festival, Chickenshed
Theatre, Ziggy's World Jazz club, performed "To Buddy Rich & Beyond"
Steve Taylor was musical director & festival director for Ziggy's Edmonton Spellbound Festival, featuring Mica Paris and Omar
" A technician who grooves" Rhythm
In 2017 Steve performed Buddy Rich Centenary Tribute
with invited guest &resident Ronnie Scott's club house drummer Mark Fletcher
and Steve Taylor sharing the stage together performing
spectacular drum duets & BR Classics to standing ovations.
rubbing shoulders with JIMMY PAGE...Led Zeppelin Legend at impromtu
sessions at Troubadour Club London and Al Jarreau at Ronnie Scott's
"Fiery and Hard-Hitting" Time Out*****
Steve’s Big Band Sound and Vision … combines
classic arrangements with fresh new music,
seemlessly combining Swing, Funk-Fusion, Latin and
Pop featuring sublime vocalist Josie Frater
Steve writes & arranges brand new music including original takes on artists such as
Gil Scott Heron, Beady Belle, Zero 7, Koop, and Dianne Reeves
featuring Josie Frater.
Big Band masterpieces performed include Buddy Rich's legendary West Side Story medley that leave audiences in awe!
"A high energy experience that blows your mind....." Rhythm
A childhood tap dancer and piano player to boot, Steve has had vast experience of nearly all aspects of the music business, as session drummer, band leader, composer, arranger, producer and educator with stints at Musicians Institute London and London Music Show Wembley
Steve has performed with such Jazz & world music stars as Nitin Sawhney, Maggie Reilly (Mike Oldfield) Ian Shaw, Claire Martin obe, Omar & Gerard Presencer, Been featured artist in UK Drummers mag "Rhythm" and featured artist at London's Ronnie Scott's Jazz club with the Steve Taylor Big Band eXpLoSiOn.
Steve performed with the 80 piece Philharmonia Orchestra directed by film composer Francois Evans at the Royal Festival Hall as well as for The Old Vic's artistic director and Hollywood legend Kevin Spacey plus numerous session & recording projects including stints at world famous Abbey Road Studios..Steve is a passionate and active music educator and session drummer.
“Fiery” “Powerhouse drumming”
“Awesome..unmissable” Ronnie Scott’s
Steve Taylor Big Band eXpLoSiOn
has released three albums "Live @ Ziggy's" (2015)
"Good Things Happen" (studio 2013)
"Live in London (live at Serious London Jazz Festival 2010) and
live DVD/CD "To Buddy Rich & Beyond" filmed 2008 Mill Hill Jazz Festival
Steve’s Big Band Mission is to appeal to to the widest age group of
music lovers, ....
“Steve is a highly respected musician and is recognised as one of the most talented drummers in the UK” "World Class" Rhythm Magazine