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Paul Taylor: Tenacity

Read "Tenacity" reviewed by Jeff Winbush

Paul Taylor is an innovative, inquisitive saxophonist who is constantly pushing the creative envelope of both his instrument and the audience's expectations...no, wait...that's somebody else. Paul Taylor is a cutting edge player who is always surprising in his restless and innovative musical explorations...nope, that's not right. Paul Taylor is a musical chameleon constantly changing his style ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Arizona Jazz Festival Bodes To Be A Souled Out Weekend

Arizona Jazz Festival Bodes To Be A Souled Out Weekend

Parade of Grammy winners and R&B legends set to join a stellar jazz slate March 7-9, including Ne-Yo, Patti LaBelle, Smokey Robinson, The Isley Brothers and Gladys Knight Phoenix, AZ: With thousands of old school and new school R&B and contemporary jazz fans from across the U.S. flocking to Phoenix twice a year for the Arizona Jazz ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Jazz Jackpot: Jazz And Soul Stars To Light Up The City Of Lights

Jazz Jackpot: Jazz And Soul Stars To Light Up The City Of Lights

Las Vegas Jazz Festival slated for September 27-29, 2013 headlines Charlie Wilson, India.Arie, Jeffrey Osborne, Euge Groove, Kem and Anthony Hamilton Phoenix, Arizona (8 August 2013): More than 24 contemporary jazz and R&B high rollers promise to make the Las Vegas Jazz Festival a winning bet. Tickets are now on sale for the 3-day music and lifestyle ...

Bob Baldwin: Betcha By Golly Wow - The Music of Thom Bell

Read "Bob Baldwin: Betcha By Golly Wow - The Music of Thom Bell" reviewed by Jeff Winbush

Bob Baldwin

Betcha By Golly Wow: The Songs Of Thom Bell

eOne

2012

New urban jazz keyboardist Bob Baldwin disdains the “smooth jazz" moniker, but that doesn't necessarily mean he isn't familiar with the conventions of the genre. He's got ideas that don't have a thing to do with cranking out infinite ...

NEWS: FESTIVAL

Jacksonville Jazz Festival Line-up

The City of Jacksonville is proud to announce an exciting lineup of performances for the 2011 Jacksonville Jazz Festival scheduled for Thursday, May 26 through Sunday, May 29. All festival performances and elements are free and open to the public unless otherwise listed. This year's festival will continue the tradition of jazz in Jacksonville with a variety ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Saxophonist Paul Taylor Interviewed at AAJ

Saxophonist Paul Taylor Interviewed at AAJ

One of the knocks on smooth jazz has been that it's too commercial. Being commercial isn't necessarily a bad thing. There's nothing wrong with creating a product with the primary objective being to appeal to as many potential customers as possible. However, when it comes to music, too often the drive for sales, radio play and ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Paul Taylor: Creating a Signature

Read "Paul Taylor: Creating a Signature" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

One of the knocks on smooth jazz has been that it's too commercial. Being commercial isn't necessarily a bad thing. There's nothing wrong with creating a product with the primary objective being to appeal to as many potential customers as possible. However, when it comes to music, too often the drive for sales, radio play and ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Paul Taylor: Burnin'

Read "Burnin'" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

It's refreshing when a contemporary artists steps outside the box and revisits an old style of music. Even more so when it's not simply a collection of covers. Paul Taylor scores with Burnin'.

A native of Denver and a musical product of the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Taylor began developing his saxophone skills at ...

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Paul Taylor: Ladies' Choice

Read "Ladies' Choice" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

There's a perception that smooth jazz is background music--a sound intended to be played at low volumes for work spaces. As one would expect of any competent musician, Paul Taylor defies that logic with Ladies' Choice. The saxophonist presents eleven upbeat tunes that, while fresh, are reminiscent of a time when danceable romantic tunes were the ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Paul Taylor: Ladies

Read "Paul Taylor: Ladies" reviewed by Katrina-Kasey Wheeler

Saxophonist Paul Taylor became interested in music at the age of seven, but it was not until he joined a local high school band that he decided to make it a career. He is perhaps best known for his signature smooth jazz vibe and instantly recognizable sound. There is a common thread of romance on all ...