Friday 19th Nov - EFG London Jazz Festival at Ziggy's
STEVE TAYLOR Fusion Phew
Friday 19th Nov EFG London Jazz Festival - STEVE TAYLOR FUSION PHEW
Doors 7.30 // Show 8pm
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. Guests include prodigiously gifted singer-songwriter and virtuoso guitarist, Rosie Frater-Taylor & sublime vocalist Josie Frater plus special guests.
Expect 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"
“Fiery and Hard-hitting, Powerhouse drumming” Time Out magazine
“Awesome” Ronnie Scott's Club
Steve’s sound and vision combine classic arrangements with fresh new music, seemlessly combining Swing, Funk-Fusion & Latin influences.
Steve performs & collaborates with many artists, notably sharing the stage & airwaves with the likes of top music producer/artist Nitin Sawhney, UK soul stars Mica Paris, Omar, Jazz vocalists Claire Martin obe, Ian Shaw , Broadcaster Clare Teal's show (BBC Radio 2) BBC Radio London's Jumoke Fashola, 'Jazz Verse Jukebox' at Ronnie Scott's Club, Philharmonia Orchestra and with his 16 piece Steve Taylor Big Band Explosion, as heard at London's legendary Ronnie Scott's club.
Steve currently records & performs with multi-talented singer-songwriter-guitarist & daughter Rosie Frater-Taylor, promoting her new album 'Bloom' voted Jazz FM album of the week, Jazzwise Album of the year and Don Was, legendary US record producer (& president of Blue Note records USA) best album out now, garnering over 350k streams, with sessions for Jamie Cullum, Giles Peterson \(Worldwide fm), Jazz Re-Freshed & Jazz FM
Steve's long-time writing partner Josie Frater "Luscious sounds" (Frater and Taylor) BBC London appears alongside some very special surprise guests..