Mark Taylor is one of the most in demand saxophonists in the Pacific Northwest. A Seattle native and resident, Mark's personal sound and style are a fixture on the local jazz scene and have given him opportunities to perform for audiences all over the United States and Japan. Widely respected as a unique and creative improviser, an impeccable ensemble player, and for his stylistic versatility, Mark performs and records extensively with such diverse and award winning groups as Matt Jorgensen +451, Jim Knapp Orchestra, Frieze of Life, Victor Noriega Trio + 2, Tom Varner's Seattle Tentet, Thomas Marriott's Willie Nelson Project, Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, Randy Halberstadt Quintet, and the New York Composers Orchestra lead by Wayne Horvitz and Tom Varner.
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Mark's appealing tone and impressive chops have graced countless performances by wide ranging ensembles, and his improvisational prowess has him playing and essential ingredient in the most exciting groups in the area.
--Steve Cline, Earshot Jazz
Mark is truly a skilled professional. His effortless lead playing and improvisations are admired by saxophonists and non-saxophonists alike.
--James Knapp, Composer/Bandleader/Trumpet, Cornish College of the Arts Faculty
One of Seattle's finest young musicians.
--Paul deBarros, The Seattle Times