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Sam Taylor

”Patiently and lovingly devotes himself to the song...Nothing but rapt attention to the song, to melody, to the way a great artist can make us feel.” -Michael Steinman, Jazz Lives

Saxophonist Sam Taylor is an active member of the New York City jazz community, performing at numerous venues including The National Arts Club, Cornelia Street Café, Webster Hall, Fat Cat and many others. Taylor has premiered his compositions with famed trumpeter Jon Faddis, and was invited to play for saxophone legend James Moody's 80th birthday celebration. The young saxophonist was also featured at The Nigunim Music Festival of New Jewish Music, and toured Europe as a guest soloist with The Noord-Nederlands Conservatorium Symphonic Jazz Orchestra. In 2014, Taylor was awarded a grant from The Netherland America Foundation to lead his band on a tour of Holland.

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”An old soul...a mature musician who's wise beyond his years. Taylor just dishes it out straight and honest.” ​- Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz

“Patiently and lovingly devotes himself to the song...nothing but rapt attention to the song, to melody, to the way a great artist can make us feel.” -Michael Steinman, Jazz Lives

“Taylor is wonderfully elegant, poised and witty...His playing is always magnificent and he gives real character to the melodies he brings to the table imbuing each with a wonderful elegiac quality....a remarkable release.” ​- Raul da Gamma, Toronto Music Report

“A traditionalist with a muscular sound...you hear Coleman Hawkins and Ben Webster...” ​- Dan McClenaghan, ​All About Jazz

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