Fiery and Hard-hitting"
Time Out ★★★★
" Absolutely Fantastic!”
Clare Teal BBC Radio 2
*The stylish environment of our club creates a laid back, relaxed ambience where you can really appreciate great live music.
Join us for a drink, Ariela's finest Italian ice cream & light bites. For a really special night out with a fabulous atmosphere.
Ziggy's - one of London’s best live music venues.
A night out that you'll want to repeat!
“Awesome” Ronnie Scott’s “
"Absolutely Fantastic” Clare Teal – BBC Radio 2
Powerhouse drummer Steve Taylor and the Big Band eXpLoSiOn
return to London - Soho's finest Jazz Club at the Pizza Express
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.
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 Scott’s Jazz club, Pizza Express Jazz Club, London Jazz Festival and Ziggy’s to name a few.
Taylor has performed with Ian Shaw, Claire Martin obe, Omar mbe, appeared as featured guest BBC Radio 2 Clare Teal show and shared the stage with likes of Mica Paris and Hollywood acting legends at the Old Vic.
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 of Al Jarreau, Gil Scott-Heron, Quincy Jones
Buddy Rich, George Benson plus icing the cake with brand new original tracks & special guests.
“Fiery & Hard Hitting” Time Out
"Powerhouse drumming" Rhythm
“THIS BIG BAND SWINGS, DRIVES, GROOVES AND ROCKS LIKE NO OTHER..”
BBC Radio 2 -Janey Lee Grace -Steve Wright show
New Album “Hits”
“Live at Ziggy’s” (2015)
“Good Things Happen” (2012)
“Live in London” (2010)
'SUNDAY LUNCH IN SOHO SPECIAL'
“Fiery & hard-hitting” Time Out *****
'WORLD CONNECTIONS NIGHT'
Double Bill Special
“Luscious Sounds!” BBC London 94.9 *****
SAMBA AZUL “A formidably talented outfit invoking the spirit of Brazil”
London Jazz News
FRATER AND TAYLOR “Luscious Sounds”
BBC London 94.9
SAMBA AZUL play iconic Brazilian songs of Sergio Mendes;
Classic Bossa Nova & cool samba led by vibrant USA percussionist Adam Osmianski & Top UK pianist/vocalist Joy Ellis. Fresh from sell-out Camden Jazz Cafe show performing with there vibrant Latin band tonight in a Ziggy's melting pot with
Producer, composer, keyboardist and vocalist, Sergio Mendes’ influence on the music industry has spanned five decades and continues to evolve through new collaborations and mediums.
One of the most internationally successful Brazilian artists of all time, Mendes has recorded more than 35 albums, many of which went gold or platinum, and he’s a three-time Grammy Award winner.
To honour his legacy, Adam Osmianski/Joy Ellis lead Samba Azul, delivering a show that celebrates Mendes’ work across his vast repertoire, from classic bossa nova and funk to jazz, Latin and disco.
FRATER AND TAYLOR's powerfully uplifting world-jazz-groove songs featuring pulsating world-beats from Steve Taylor, atmospheric vocals from Josie Frater & mesmerising guitar/vocals by Rosie Frater-Taylor
A night of Latin-Jazz fusion musical bliss to behold.
Tina May “Irresistible Jazz Diva” The Observer
Vasilis Xenpoulos “Brilliant saxophonist ..blazes a path through the hard bop repertoire” The Times
Ziggy’s plays host to Top UK Jazz Diva – TINA MAY,
currently among the "hot property" list of British Jazz singers.
"MAGICAL, OUTSTANDING.." Dave Gelly - The Observer
Expect a delicious mix of Tina’s emotive songs, romantic ballads & seriously swinging grooves, performed with immaculate pitch and Tina's atmospheric airy vocal tone.
Tonight sharing Ziggy's stage with explosive saxophonist VASILIS XENOPOULOS.
A dazzling performer whose positive hard swinging approach to music leaves all who witness uplifted.
Vasilis is a towering jazz talent & mesmerising performer now considered one of the top exponents of saxophone
in Jazz today.
A regular performer at London Ronnie Scott's Club & across Europe with the likes of Jim Mullen, Nigel Price, sensational international pianist HIROMI & his own Xtet.
” Brilliant…. Bringing Real Passion..” Evening Standard
“One of the most fiery, young saxophonists around, ”
Both artists making a much anticipated return to the club, backed by Top UK Drummer
Steve Taylor's All Star Trio.
Tina is a former winner of the BT Jazz Award and regularly sings with the BBC Big Band. She presents for BBC Brecon Jazz Festival and collaborates with the likes of Rory Bremner. Tina's Version of "Come Fly With Me" became widely known as the theme for hit TV series "Airport".
“Irresistible Jazz Diva” The Observer
“Brilliant saxophonist ..blazes a path through the hard bop repertoire” The Times