Zoo Music - Paul Taylor
Twenty-one years ago when Paul Taylor released his hit debut album, On The Horn, it wouldn’t have been hard to imagine that here was a smooth jazz star in the making. His instantly identifiable sax tones, infectious melodies, cutting edge production and dynamic live performances foretold an impressive career that would catapult him to the top of the charts again and again.
Of course, while many potential greats electrify their audiences initially only to fade into oblivion as “one hit wonders,” Paul has managed to build a 20-year career that has aged like fine wine. With the release of his 10th CD, the aptly titled Tenacity, he remains a fresh and vital force in contemporary urban jazz, with this CD hitting the top ten on the charts in 2014.
From the start of his recording career, Taylor created a signature sound that was ever cool and deeply soulful, with a rhythmic trip-hop sound influenced by working with some of pop, urban jazz and R&B’s top producers, including Dino Esposito, Rex Rideout, Barry J. Eastmond and The Heavyweights.
Today, Paul’s solo and collaborative gigs are as varied as his melodic and soulful tunes. His venues range from small clubs and private in-home concerts to huge urban Jazz festivals and venues where his brand of smooth Jazz continues to exhilarate appreciative audiences. Taylor’s mix of funk and sensuality have become a mainstay of smooth Jazz as he continues to redefine a genre he clearly owns.
Gates open at 6:00 p.m. Music starts at 7:30 p.m.
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