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Dena Taylor

Based in Austin, TX, Dena Taylor is a jazz vocalist who harkens back to the days of smoke filled clubs and smoky voiced chanteuses. Her sound is solid; without a lot of vocal gymnastics in the Jazz Standards she covers. She inhabits the songs and makes them her own – feeling happiness, anger, joy, sorrow, love and hate. She draws listeners in and allows them to relate to these songs all over again. Dena was named “Best Female Jazz Artist of the Year” by Indie Music Channel in 2014. Her album “The Nearness of You” showcases her vocal talents and reminds us that even though she is a “seasoned” artist singing Standards, these songs don’t lose their ability to move and touch the audience just because they may have fallen out of vogue.

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”Together, the story that Dena’s voice and the instrument tells is something special.” James McQuiston, Neufutur Magazine (You've Changed, rel. 2016)

“As executive producer, Dena makes spot on artistic choices on all 9 songs. Although Dena Taylor has several exceptional albums under her belt, this new collection of re-invented classics is head-and-shoulders above the rest.” Bree Noble, CEO Women of Substance Radio (You've Changed, rel. 2016)

“The music itself is touching, with Taylor’s unparalleled vocals breathing new life into classic songs. The tracks are further bolstered through a production and overall instrumentation that allows for a calm and cozy feeling to issue forth, without too much in the way of startling or otherwise jarring noises.” James McQuiston, NeuFutur Magazine (Lullabies, rel

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