Steve Taddeo
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(Hal McAleer videos)


 Tea for Taddeo

Bemis Hall

Walking the Sticks

Digga Digga Do

Steve Taddeo with drummer Johnny Blowers
Drummin' Man

Steve Taddeo fell in love with Gene Krupa's playing when his Uncle gave him an old Columbia LP of Benny Goodman’s 1938 Carnegie Hall Concert. He is a self-taught drummer, and played throughout his Watertown High School years, also in a teen-aged band Little Sid & Company, formed by Art Barbatos. 

In the early 70’s he played at Betty’s Rolls Royce with Craig Ball and Paul Monat. Buzzy Drootin sometimes let him sit in. They also played at the Scotch & Sirloin. 1978-83 he had his own Steve Taddeo Big Band.  He also formed the Swing Senders in February 1978. His first trumpet player was Paul Monat.  He’s played with Bucky Pizzerelli, Bill Berry, Dick Johnson, Craig Ball, Dave Whitney, Lee Childs, and with the Ray Leach Orchestra, and is now playing regularly with the Seacoast Stompers.

He joined the Dick Donovan Big Band in 1992.  In 2004, Dick retired to New Hampshire, and Steve took over the band, retaining the name.  Daytime he works with the Forestry Division of the City of Waltham.  Nighttime and weekends he keeps busy with both the Swing Senders and The Dick Donovan Band, directed by Steve Taddeo, and also substitutes with many other local bands.