“Patiently and lovingly devotes himself to the song…Nothing but rapt attention to the song, to melody, to the way a great artist can make us feel” – Michael Steinman, Jazz Lives
Hailed by All About Jazz as wise beyond his years and remarkable by Toronto Music Report, saxophonist Sam Taylor lives and performs in New York City. A Philadelphia native, Taylor is a recording artist on Cellar Live, with his second, Along The Way, featuring saxophone legend, Larry McKenna. In support of the release, Taylor performed two nights at The TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival 2018. Past performance highlights include a concert with trumpeter Jon Faddis; jazz legend James Moody's 80th Birthday Celebration; touring Europe as a guest soloist with The Noord-Nederlands Conservatorium Symphonic Jazz Orchestra. Taylor is a recipient of a New Artist grant from The Netherland America Foundation, and serves as artistic director for The West Harlem Jazz Festival. Taylor can be found playing throughout the week at steady engagements in Hamilton Heights, Harlem and Midtown Manhattan.
2014 Artists Grant from The Netherland America Foundation
An old soul...a mature musician who's wise beyond his years. Taylor just dishes it out
straight and honest. - Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz
Patiently and lovingly devotes himself to the song...nothing but rapt attention to the
song, to melody, to the way a great artist can make us feel.
-Michael Steinman, Jazz Lives
Taylor is wonderfully elegant, poised and witty...His playing is always magnificent and
he gives real character to the melodies he brings to the table imbuing each with a
wonderful elegiac quality....a remarkable release.
- Raul da Gamma, Toronto Music Report
A traditionalist with a muscular sound...you hear Coleman Hawkins and Ben
- Dan McClenaghan, All About Jazz