Jazz Trumpeter Ken Taylor Performs In Payson

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Jazz artist Ken Taylor's musical voice is an amalgamation of styles blended into a personal statement.

The rich warm tone of his flugelhorn draws the listener into his creative soul.

"Live people making live music for a live audience is among the most significant of human experiences," Taylor said.
Ken is a darn good horn player, Jazz in Az coordinator and drummer, Gerry Reynolds said.

Taylor holds a master's degree in music from Miami University in Ohio, and continued his studies toward a doctorate in music at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

After a successful teaching career, he became a part of many of the Valley's top jazz and symphonic ensembles.

These include the Arizona Big Band and the Scottsdale Symphony.

He also continues to share the spotlight in support of top area vocalists, including Margo Reed, Nancy Gee, Michele Camey, and Delphine Cortez, as well as performing with many top jazz instrumentalists. Ken's quartet includes professional jazz musicians Stan Sorenson on guitar, Dave Grale on upright bass, and local Gerry Reynolds on drums, all who have performed before in Payson and received warm acceptance from local jazz fans.

They will perform at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 13 at the Community Presbyterian Church, 800 W. Main St.
The performance is open to all area residents, and a $5 donation is requested at the door.

Contact Gerry Reynolds for information, or to R.S.V.P at (480) 785-1278 or gerryr@cox. net.

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