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Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Born: October 25, 1951

Ask jazz vocalist, Dena Taylor, about turning being a “seasoned” musician 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 30 no less still making music after 50. A jovial spirit with a contagious robust laugh is what you will find if you're fortunate enough to spend any time with her.

Dena spent twelve years abroad in the military, combining her years of service with a series of low-profile concert and event gigs. She also accepted invitations to sing with touring USO shows whenever it was compatible with her military schedule....
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”Dena Taylor's soulful performances on her new album, The Nearness of You, recall the golden era of torch singing with a perfect measure of modern interpretation. Updated arrangements and clean production make these classic standards new again. I loved every note.” Nick Raposo, President, Raposo Asset Management, LLC

“Listening to Dena Taylor's new album “The Nearness of You” is like eavesdropping on a conversation between two lovers. The ease of the “back and forth” exchange between Dena and the jazz ensemble demonstrates their commitment to each other and the integrity of the music.” Bree Noble, Women of Substance Radio

“Dena Taylor’s Certitude is 11 tracks of unpretentious, well-performed country inspired jazz...

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Music

Featured recording “The Nearness of You”

The Nearness of You

Self Produced
2014
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