One of Seattle's finest young musicians
Seattle based saxophonist, Mark Taylor, is a major voice and integral part of the Northwest jazz scene.
Since earning a Bachelors Degree in Music from the University of Washington in 1994, Mark has emerged as a creative improviser, versatile lead and ensemble player, and much sought after sideman and educator.
Mark can be heard regularly around the Seattle area with the Jim Knapp Orchestra, Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, Mark Taylor Quartet, and various other groups led by Marc Seales, Jay Thomas, Steve Korn and others. Having performed locally with Carla Bley, Steve Swallow, Quincy Jones, Maria Schneider, Bill Holman, Lee Konitz, George Cables, Ernestine Anderson, Clark Terry, Jimmy Heath, John Fedchock, Ingrid Jensen, Chuck Israels, Eddie Daniels, Pete Christlieb, and others, Mark has established himself as an invaluable asset to the local music scene.
Additionally, Mark is an accomplished educator carrying a full studio of private students, appearing as a clinician at various jazz workshops in the Seattle area, and serving on the music faculty at Pacific Lutheran University from 1995-1998.
From 1998-2000, Mark resided in New York City while he earned a Master of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music. During his stay, Mark performed around NYC, in Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and elsewhere as a member of The Delegates and various other groups. Highlighted by appearances with the grammy-nominated Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Mark's stint in New York also afforded him the opportunity to study and perform with some of the very best in the business including Dick Oatts, Jim McNeely, Bob Brookmeyer, Garry Dial, David Liebman, Don Sickler, Steve Turre, Sir Roland Hannah, Bob Mintzer, John Riley, Steve Slagle, and Ted Rosenthal.
For more information about Mark Taylor, please visit: http://www.marktaylorjazz.com.