Trumpeter Dr. Brian Taylor Quartet
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Active and emerging trumpeter, Dr. Brian Taylor and his quartet will perform at The Place in downtown Panama City on Tuesday, April 17th at 6:30 pm. The performance is part of the Gulf Jazz Society’s monthly jazz series.
In addition to his virtuosity on the trumpet, Dr. Taylor is an accomplished flugelhornist, composer, and arranger. While his primary musical focus is jazz, Dr. Taylor enjoys and draws on a variety of styles and genres ranging from Claude Debussy, to Duke Ellington, to Thad Jones, to Alicia Keys. He has played with a number of groups and musicians including: the Paul Ferguson Jazz Orchestra, the Cleveland Jazz Orchestra, and three time Grammy Award winning bassist Steve Gilmore.
Dr. Taylor will be joined by Pianist Gene Howell, Drummer Fred Domulot and Bassist Steve Gilmore.
Dr. Taylor currently plays with a variety of musicians on Florida’s Gulf Coast in settings that range from church concerts, to brass band second line, to jazz. His debut album, Spirito Sereno, features his original compositions, and jazz interpretations of the music from the play “Les Miserables”. One of the tracks on the album features an exciting version of the musical’s hit song “Master of the House” that rolls out like a second-line strut from a New Orleans brass band.
Brian Taylor can be heard not only on his album, but also at area venues. Last spring he was a guest artist with Northwest Florida State College’s Jazz Ensemble. He recently played with the New Orleans-inflected Village Brass Band at the Destin Seafood Festival and also at Pier Park for the Pirates of the High Seas Festival.
Dr. Taylor is a triple alumnus of Case Western Reserve University, holding a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering with a minor in music (2005), and a M.S. (2009) and Ph.D. (2012) in Mechanical Engineering. When he is not playing, composing, or arranging, Dr. Taylor works as a research engineer and scientist.
Reservations can be made by contacting Larry at 784-2106, or Bob at 258-4022. Tickets are $10 for GJS members and $12 for others.
Contact: 850-784-2106 or 850-258-4022
429 Harrison Avenue, Panama City, FL 32401