“Fantastic!” CLARE TEAL - BBC RADIO 2
“Ziggy's Get's it right!" Mica Paris
“Epic, Uplifting" London Jazz Festival -TIme Out ★★★★
Ziggy's London Jazz Festival Opening night launches powerhouse drummer Steve Taylor and the Big Band eXpLoSiOn New Album "HITS" performing Steve's favourite music & songs with the Big Band eXpLoSiOn's trademark style.
Drum maestro Steve Taylor leads the band with his unmistakably vibrant drumming together with the luscious vocals of Ziggy's co-curator/percussionist/writing partner Josie Frater.
The band features 16 of the hottest horn charged crew around including Sax maestros, Parliamentary Jazz award winner Phil Meadows & long-time collaborator Vasilis Xenopoulos and Buddy Rich Alumni
Steve Taylor Big Band eXpLoSiOn always deliver, being acknowledged by fans and critics alike as one of the most exciting British jazz groups on the music scene; wowing audiences at Ronnie Scottís Jazz club, Pizza Express Jazz Club and Ziggy's to name a few.
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 & Steveís deftly crafted arrangements of Al Jarreau, Gil Scott-Heron, Quincy Jones, Buddy Rich, George Benson plus icing the cake with brand new original tracks & special guests.
EFG London Jazz Festival -OPENING NIGHT
“This Big Band Drives, Swings, Grooves & Rocks like no other!” ***** BBC Radio 2
An Explosive mix of swing, latin and funk, lead by UK Drum phenomenon Steve Taylor featuring Vocalist Josie Frater with the hottest band on the London scene.
“Awesome” Ronnie Scott’s
"Fiery & Hard Hitting” ***** Time Out
"Powerhouse drumming" Rhythm