Steve Taylor is a Drummer, Composer, Band leader & Educator
Particularly known for his work in Jazz, Funk-fusion & World music.
Steve performs & collaborates with many artists, most recently with songwriter and virtuoso guitarist daughter Rosie Frater-Taylor on Jazz FM album of the week 'Bloom' praised by the likes of Bluey of Incognito, Jazzwise magazine album of the year, Gilles Peterson, Tom Robinson- 6 music and Don Was of Blue Note records. Steve has notably shared 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 (BBC Radio 2), Broadcaster Emma Freud, vocalist & radio 2 presenter Janey Lee Grace (Wham/Radio 2 Steve Wright show), Clare Teal show (BBC Radio 2) Maggie Reilly (Moonlight Shadow- Mike Oldfield) BBC London's Jumoke Fashola 'Inspirit show', 'Jazz Verse Jukebox' residency at Ronnie Scott's Club, Philharmonia Orchestra at Royal Festival Hall, and with his own jazz-swing-funk-fusion 16 piece Steve Taylor Big Band Explosion, as heard at London's famous Ronnie Scott's club.
Steve has Recorded at Abbey Road, Air Studios & Miloco studios. Appeared on BBC Radio's 2&4, BBC London // Jazz FM (Jools Holland show) //Ronnie Scott's Club // Royal Festival Hall // Edinburgh Festival and all over the UK & Europe
Frater and Taylor
Notable albums/ broadcasts:
"Live in London" (live at Serious London Jazz Festival 2010) and
live DVD/CD "To Buddy Rich & Beyond" filmed 2008 Mill Hill Jazz Festival
BBC Radio 2 appearances/interviews, BBC London live 94.9 , Ronnie Scott's, Jazz Cafe, Union Chapel appearances
Dumb Machines – Falling up/ Professional Widow (recorded at Abbey Road) 2010
Maggie Reilly “Moonlight Shadow” tour – album 'Rowan' (recorded at Air Lyndhurst) Europe Tours 2006- 2010
Nitin Sawhney – Soul Immigrants / co producer
BBC Radio 2 / & Radio London (jingles) – Janey Lee Grace show
Jazz FM – Jools Holland – 1999 the runners (Frater & Taylor)