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Van Taylor

Primary Instrument: Keyboard

Born: April 25, 1956    

Van Taylor has entertained all over the world at various Resorts and Embassies for over 30 years. He is a songwriter, and owner of Van Taylor Production music publishing company, and TM International an Internet music distributor company. Van is an artist developer, concert promoter and event coordinator. Van is the bandleader of the internationally known R&B/Jazz band “Taylor Made Jazz”. They have three CDs on the market produced by Van Taylor. Van also owns the group VTP, “Van Taylor Project”, a Jazz-fusion presentation— using Funk, Jazz, Smooth Jazz, Blues and Reggae. In 2008 Van Taylor and the band celebrated it 21st anniversary by donating proceeds to National inner city youth opportunies and student against violence education. In 2009 Van Taylor organized and produced “Concert From The Heart” the 1st cross genre concert bringing together classical, jazz rhythm and blues musicians to benefit the Food bank of Western New York, and the Buffalo City Mission. The feature the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Taylor Made Jazz Concert Band, The Legendary Singer Lance Diamond, the Old School B Boys, The Mark Mazur Big little Band. Over the course of 30 years Van has helped educate hundreds of musicians, and thousands of children with musical workshops, and has provided shows for over a hundred thousand members of our U.S. troops, their families and our allies by lifting their spirits and morale with musical performances. Van has produced several successful artists, and many of his music students have opened their own businesses with their own bands, creating hundreds of jobs and providing uplifting entertainment for our service men and women....
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Awards

Social: Champion of Human Rights (2007) Music: Fort Clayton Panama (1996), Night Life To R&B Band (1996,1997,1998) Diamond Accord Award (1997) International Federations of Festival Organizations (FIDOF) USO: Naples Italy Festa Americana, United Arab Emirates Six Fleet performance on the USS Enterprise MWR: Certificates of appreciations : Navy , Army, Airforce, Coast Guard, Marines Charities: United Negro college Fund, United Way Fort Erie Canada, United Way Toronto,Heart Strings, Variety Club Telethon, Cancer research, Aids Research, Lue Gerick’s Disease, Sickle Cell Anemia, United Way Buffalo NY Van’s references can be found in the Marquis Who’s Who in the East, Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World; also in Men of Achievement in Cambridge, England

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Featured recording “The Next Step”

Latest Release

The Next Step

TM International (2003)

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