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Dena Taylor

Based in Austin, TX, Dena Taylor is a jazz vocalist who harkens back to the days of smoke-filled clubs and smoky-voiced chanteuses. Her sound is solid; without a lot of vocal gymnastics in the Jazz Standards she covers. She inhabits the songs and makes them her own – feeling happiness, anger, joy, sorrow, love and hate. She draws listeners in and allows them to relate to these songs all over again. Dena was named “Best Female Jazz Artist of the Year” by Indie Music Channel in 2014. Her album “The Nearness of You” showcases her vocal talents and reminds us that even though she is a “seasoned” artist singing Standards, these songs don’t lose their ability to move and touch the audience just because they may have fallen out of vogue. Dena is so full of passion for these songs that her jovial attitude can’t help but be contagious

You've Changed

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2016

NEWS: RECORDING

Austin-Based Jazz Vocalist Dena Taylor Releases New CD, "You've Changed"

Austin-Based Jazz Vocalist Dena Taylor Releases New CD, "You've Changed"

Dena Taylor recorded her new album, You’ve Changed, while wondering if it would be her last time to sing and record. The day after it was finished she underwent throat surgery with no promises from doctors that she would even be able to talk after the surgery. Thankfully, it went well and she is speaking AND ...

Lullabies

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2015

NEWS: RECORDING

New Release By Austin Vocalist, Dena Taylor

New Release By Austin Vocalist, Dena Taylor

Dena Taylor has released the first of two new jazz singles. She's chosen, “Love - You Didn't Do Right By Me," as the first to launch. This Iving Berlin classic was made famous for being sung by the artist he wrote it for, Rosemary Clooney, and for its use in the Christmas movie staple, White Christmas. ...

NEWS: CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN

Seasoned Jazz Singer Records "Lullabies" Album And Dedicates It To Help Fight Child Abuse

Seasoned Jazz Singer Records "Lullabies" Album And Dedicates It To Help Fight Child Abuse

Jazz musician Dena Taylor is raising money to help distribute her newest album, Lullabies, in order to help soothe traumatized children and raise money for organizations fighting child abuse. Music can be a calming and healing influence, and lullabies sung by a mother can be a true expression of love and safety. Unfortunately, some children living ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Austin's Dena Taylor Releases A New Romantic Collection Of Songs From The American Songbook

Austin's Dena Taylor Releases A New Romantic Collection Of Songs From The American Songbook

A superior ballad and standards singer, Dena Taylor has released her latest recording, The Nearness Of You. A set comprised of ten classic standards, the performances feature the appealing singer uplifting the timeless material while accompanied by some of Texas' finest jazz musicians. Dena Taylor puts plenty of emotion and understanding into her interpretations of lyrics ...

Certitude

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2010

Take Five With Dena Taylor

Read "Take Five With Dena Taylor" reviewed by Dena Taylor

Meet Dena Taylor: Ask jazz vocalist, Dena Taylor, about turning 62 in October and the relevancy of her music in an age of youth and she'll first respond with one of the brightest smiles you could imagine. Then she'll shake her head and, most likely, respond that she hadn't counted on making it to 62 no ...


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