STEVE TAYLOR BIG BAND Explosion "To Buddy Rich & Beyond.."
Led by top UK Drummer, composer, arranger Steve Taylor, Steve's omni present drumming and the Big Band Explosion bring to life the spirit of the immortal Buddy Rich Big Band sound...and beyond…." Expect Driving swing, funk-fusion & 'Epic' Latin vibes.
“Playing with his own fire” (Time Out)
Steve Taylor has collaborated with Ian Shaw, Omar, Nitin Sawhney, Claire Martin, Mica Paris ( and daughter) Rosie Frater-Taylor and was the first UK drummer to tribute legendary Buddy Rich at Ronnie Scott's jazz Club.
“This Big Band swings, grooves and rocks like no other” Janey Lee Grace -BBC Radio 2 - Steve Wright Show
Featuring vocalist Josie Frater & the hottest big band on the London scene. Including saxes 'Parliamentary award winning' Phil Meadows & Vasilis Xenopoulos, plus award winning guitarist Rosie Frater-Taylor. ‘Rich’ classics - West Side Story, Birdland and Love For Sale seamlessly mix with Fiery & Hard-hitting original takes on music by Al Jarreau, Gil Scott-Heron, Beady Belle, Zero 7, Koop, and Dianne Reeves,
"Epic" "Fiery & hard-hitting" Time Out *****
"World class... a technician who grooves” Rhythm mag
"The drum maestro plays the drum master" Paul Pace - Ronnie Scott’s Club
"Awesome" Musician mag
‘A towering percussion presence’
Drummer, composer, arranger and producer Steve Taylor has currently released 3 albums with The Big Band Explosion: 'Good Things Happen'; 'Live In London' and 'Live at Ziggy’s' on the i2i Music Label.