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Ultimate! STBB vol 1

Steve Taylor Big Band Explosion

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Ultimate! STBB vol 1; is Steve's personal choice of tracks taken from his first 3 Big Band Explosion albums 'Good Things Happen'/ 'Explosion Live in London' & 'Live at Ziggy's'

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Explosion (Live In London)

Steve Taylor Big Band Explosion

exhilarating live Debut capturing STBB live  recorded at EFG London Jazz Festival. 

Good Things Happen

Steve taylor big band explosion

Studio Album

Live @ Ziggy's

Steve taylor big band explosion

'Fiery & Hard-Hitting' sold out live show recorded live at North London's Ziggy's World Jazz Club

Previous events

Steve Taylor Fusion Phew - a scintillating mix of drum led jazz, funk and fusion Expect Taylor's trademark take on Gil Scott Heron, Al Jarreau, Zero 7 and more. Featuring guest guitar/vocals from fast rising guitar/songwriter star Rosie Frater-Taylor, 'luscious vocals' BBC London & percussion from Josie Frater + mesmerising rhythm and grooves in Steve Taylor's inimitable style.


Steve Taylor Fusion Phew

Ziggy's World Jazz Club, 1 The Green, London N21 1BB

' an uplifting melting pot of jazz-funk & fusion' Led by drummer and arranger, Steve Taylor, this ace band has collaborated with Mica Paris, Omar, Ian Shaw - and in its augmented line-up, Big Band Explosion, was the first to tribute legendary drummer Buddy Rich at Ronnie Scott’s club. With luscious vocals from Josie Frater + special guests and the hottest horns & rhythm around, playing Taylor's trademark take on Gil Scott-Heron, Al Jarreau, Zero 7, Koop & Beady Belle plus seriously jazz-groove flavoured originals..

“Luscious Sounds” BBC London

“World Class . . . a technician who grooves"

Rhythm magazine

“Fiery and Hard-hitting, Powerhouse drumming” Time Out magazine


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.


“such a connection with the guitar.” - Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page

“one to watch” Jazzwise magazine

With a clear sense of purpose, 22-year-old London-based singer, songwriter and guitarist Rosie Frater-Taylor blurs the lines between jazz, folk, pop & soul. Think Joni Mitchell meets Pat Metheny, Lewis Taylor teams up with Emily King or a female version of John Mayer.

Raised in a very musical household - both her parents being professional musicians – Rosie started playing drums at a young age creating the rhythmic foundations for her future writing. After picking up the guitar, ukulele & bass soon after, Rosie found her roots in jazz & writing simultaneously studying at Tomorrow’s Warriors, NYJO, the Royal Academy of Music and attending songwriting workshops at the Roundhouse. At 16, she started laying out multi-layered guitar-based demos on Cubase, which 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 “genuinely exceptional”, BBC Radio 1’s Abbie McCarthy “complex, jazzy, smooth, delicate”, songstress Becca Stevens “badass”,

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Rosie Frater-Taylor & Jackson Mathod

Jazz Cafe, 5 Parkway NW1 7PG

Catch Steve on tonights show! Two of the UKs most exciting talents in London’s crossover jazz scene join forces for one night at The Jazz Cafe.

With a clear sense of purpose, Rosie Frater-Taylor blurs the lines between jazz, folk, pop & soul.

Rosie has been hailed as “One To Watch” (JazzWise Magazine), “genuinely exceptional” (Tom Robinson, 6 Music) and “one of the most amazing musicians to come out of the UK music scene in recent years” (Yolanda Brown).

On her upcoming album ‘Bloom’ due for release on June 4th, Rosie takes us on an eclectic journey while keeping her trademark luxurious vocals and unique guitaristic song structures.

Following on from a successful year of releases with support from the likes of 6 music, Jazz FM and Worldwide FM, as well over 500k streams to date, Jackson Mathod recently released his debut album ‘Travels In A Confined Space’.

The 28-year old trumpet player studied Jazz at Guildhall, where he developed his undeniable skills on the instrument and sensibility for songwriting.

However, never feeling fully embedded in the jazz world, he quickly went onto the session musician circuit, playing for high profile artists such as Stormzy or Jordan Rakei.


EFG London Jazz Festival - re- stream from Ziggy's World Jazz Club featuring Steve Taylor Big Band Explosion 10/2/21 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..”

£3.50 - gives you password / private video stream from Vimeo for 7 days access!

Two shows 5pm & 8pm

Myele Manzanza & Rosie Frater-Taylor Next performance: Thursday 28th January

Details Book » Show times are 6pm and 9pm. Tonight we present Myele Manzanza and Rosie Frater-Taylor, both currently making waves on the UK jazz scene with their respective projects.

Having appeared at Ronnie's previously, this is Myele's debut headline show. Following his latest album A Love Requited, powerful drummer Myele Manzanza presents his latest compositions, including music from his forthcoming album due in Spring 2021.


MYELE MANZANZA: Following on from his acclaimed 2019 jazz album ‘A Love Requited’ (via Award winning UK label, “First Word Records”), Myele will be releasing his new project in February 2021, featuring pianist Ashley Henry and trumpet player James Copus.

Born and raised in New Zealand on hip hop, jazz and dance music, drummer/composer Myele Manzanza is fast establishing himself as significant musical force on London’s dynamic scene of new wave jazz artists.

Since his days as part of cult combo Electric Wire Hustle, Myele has gone on to release three solo albums, with tours and collaborations alongside Jordan Rakei, Theo Parrish, Miguel Atwood Ferguson, Recloose & Amp Fiddler amongst others.

Myele is already developing a strong live presence in his new London base; his quartet has shared stages with the likes of Hiatus Kaiyote, The Bad Plus, Alfa Mist, and drawing packed houses to top venues such as The Jazz Café and Ronnie Scott’s.

Opening up for Myele is 21 year old "one to watch" Rosie Frater Taylor.


ROSIE FRATER-TAYLOR: Having recently released her latest single ’Better Days’ it epitomises Rosie's new sound, blending adventurous songwriting with a whimsical pop sensibility, multi-layered acoustic soundscapes and virtuoso guitar skills.

Think Joni Mitchell meets Pat Metheny; Lewis Taylor teams up with Emily King, or a young female version of John Mayer! Rosie has been hailed as "One To Watch" (JazzWise Magazine), "genuinely exceptional" (Tom Robinson, 6 Music) and "one of the most amazing musicians to come out of the UK music scene in recent years" (Yolanda Brown).

Her debut album "On My Mind" (2018), received both critical and public acclaim, garnering praise from 6 Music, BBC Radio 1, Ian Shaw, Love Supreme Festival and songstress Becca Stevens, one of Rosie's main inspirations. On her upcoming album 'Bloom' due for release this year, she blurs the lines between jazz, folk, pop and soul whilst keeping her trademark luxurious vocals and unique guitar focused song structures.

Date: Thursday 28th January 2021 Doors open time First House 17:00 Second House 20:00 Ticket Prices: £30.00 - £40.00

Music by Frater and Taylor