W. Allen Taylor – Jazz Vocalist
Winner of the San Francisco Bay Area's first "Jazz Search West Competition” in 2010, W.
Allen Taylor is a jazz vocalist from the old school, combining originality with a style
reminiscent of the golden age of jazz singing. With vocal influences that include Al
Jarreau, Betty Carter, Nat King Cole, Eddie Jefferson and Little Jimmy Scott, he explores the
classic jazz standards with a richly dynamic approach.
As a band-leader and guest vocalist, Mr. Taylor has appeared in many popular Bay Area
and DC Area venues. In the Bay Area, at Anna's Jazz Island, Slates Jazz Supper Club, The
Jazzschool, Piedmont Piano Company, Avonova, The Sound Room, the Seahorse
Supperclub, Geoffrey’s Inner Circle, and the 57Th Street Gallery