Steve Taylor Big Band Explosion

'To Buddy Rich & Beyond...'

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Last Show: Sunday 15 th July 2018

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

UK drumming phenomenon Steve Taylor brings to life the spirit of the immortal Buddy Rich Big Band sound, and beyond! Featuring vocalist Josie Frater & the hottest big band on the London scene, including Parliamentary award winning Phil Meadows & Vasilis Xenopoulous. Expect ‘Rich’ classics such as West Side Story, Birdland, and Love For Sale seamlessly mixed with Steve's fiery & hard-hitting new arrangements.

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“Playing with his own fire” - Time Out

"This Big Band swings, grooves and rocks like no other” - Janey Lee Grace (BBC Radio 2 Steve Wright Show)

Steve’s omni-present drumming has backed and been musical director for artists such as Ian Shaw, Omar, Nitin Sawhney, Claire Martin and more. '‘A Towering percussion presence’', Steve’s Big Band sound and vision combines classic arrangements with fresh new music, seemlessly combining swing, funk-fusion, latin and pop.

Steve writes and 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 on vocals. Big Band masterpieces including Buddy Rich's legendary West Side Story leave audiences in awe!

Drummer, composer, arranger and producer Steve Taylorhas currently released 3 albums with his Big Band: 'Good Things Happen', 'Live In London' and 'Live at Ziggy’s' on the i2i Music Label.

www.stevetaylorbigband.com

“Fantastic” - Clare Teal BBC Radio 2

"Epic" "Fiery & hard-hitting" - Time Out *****

"World class” - Rhythm mag

"The drum maestro plays the drum master" - Paul Pace 

"Awesome" - Musician mag

Band Lineup

Steve Taylor

Josie Frater

Phil Meadows

Vasilis Xenopoulos