Review: Mark Taylor, Spectre

from All About Jazz.com: Saxophonist Mark Taylor was announced Northwest Instrumentalist of the Year at the 2009 Earshot Jazz Awards. Such esteemed recognition may be due to his high profile supporting roles on Origin Records releases by Thomas Marriott and Matt Jorgensen + 451. For Spectre, his first recording as a leader in six years, […]

Seattle Times – Saxophonist Mark Taylor: passionate lyricism

Note: Mark Taylor is performing tonight at the Triple Door From The Seattle Times: By taking his time and letting his music develop at its own pace, Mark Taylor has become one of the essential players on the Seattle jazz scene. While steadily pursuing his own musical vision, the alto saxophonist has toiled fruitfully as […]

Leading Questions: Mark Taylor

Interview and photo by Steve Korn Someone once told me, “Nobody cares about your creativity or your original music”. Wrong. When I was 14, I discovered Bird, Cannonball, and Phil Woods. The saxophone is my voice. If I could do it all over again, I’d be better at trusting my initial instincts more and just […]

This Saturday at Tula’s: Mark Taylor Quartet

Saxophonist Mark Taylor will be performing this Saturday at Tula’s with a quartet featuring Dawn Clement on piano, Chris Symer on bass and Byron Vannoy on drums. Don’t miss this opportunity to see Mark lead his own quartet. SATURDAY, MARCH 15 TULA’S JAZZ CLUB 2214 2nd Ave, Seattle 8:30pm, $15 206-443-4221 http://www.tulas.com

Review: Jon Hamar Trio / Mark Taylor Quartet

Review by Bill Barton The second night of The Seattle Jazz Showcase had a relaxed, intimate feeling. Bassist Jon Hamar led a wonderful trio with Dawn Clement at the piano and Matt Jorgensen on drums. Hamar’s composition “Oblivion” was a particular standout and featured a rhythmically ingenious and driving piano solo. Another brilliant performance was […]

Tonight: Jon Hamar Trio / Mark Taylor Quartet

Join us tonight at the Seattle Jazz Showcase for a double bill with bassist Jon Hamar’s trio, in support of his brand new CD, and saxophonist Mark Taylor with his quartet featuring former Seattle pianist Gary Fukushima. TUESDAY – OCTOBER 16th beginning at 8:00pm JON HAMAR TRIO with Dawn Clement (piano) and Matt Jorgensen (drums) […]

Human Spirit at Tula’s: Friday, September 16

Human Spirit (Thomas Marriott – trumpet, Mark Taylor – saxophone and Matt Jorgensen – drums) are joined by Marc Seales (piano) and Greg Feingold (bass) for two sets of music at Tula’s Jazz Club on Friday, September 16. With a combined 16 albums as leaders, and appearing on dozens more as sidemen, Thomas Marriott, Mark […]

Ballard Jazz Festival: May 11-14, 2016

Embracing the unique & vibrant community feel of Old Town Ballard, the Ballard Jazz Festival celebrates its fourteenth year with four days of modern American music in venues ranging from clubs & bars, to store fronts, shops, and finally, the Nordic Heritage Museum’s concert stage. The festival kicks off Wednesday with 2 nights of themed […]

Thursday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: A-Z Swinging Jazz with Travis Ranney, Mark Taylor, Stuart MacDonald and Greg Sinibaldi 2214 Second Avenue, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm JAZZ ALLEY: Terence Blanchard featuring the E-Collective 2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30 & 10:00pm BOXLEY’S: Darin Clendenin 101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm VITO’S: Rik Wright 927 9th Ave, Seattle, […]

Photos: Thomas Marriott at Jazz Alley

photos by Jim Levitt The Thomas Marriott Quintet performing at Jazz Alley on Tuesday night, May 19, 2015. They’re there again tonight (Wednesday). Check it out! Thomas Marriott, trumpet; Mark Taylor, saxophone; Dawn Clement, piano; Phil Sparks, bass; and Matt Jorgensen on drums.

Thomas Marriott Quintet at Jazz Alley: Tuesday – Wednesday

Trumpeter Thomas Marriott is headlining at Jazz Alley this week. His quintet features Mark Taylor (saxophone), Dawn Clement (piano), Phil Sparks (bass) and Matt Jorgensen (drums). The group is a last-minute replacement for trumpeter Wallace Roney who had to cancel. The show is only $10 so get on down to Jazz Alley and show your […]

Saturday Jazz

PONCHO CONCERT HALL: Food: Thomas Stronen & Iain Ballamy Kerry Hall, 710 E Roy St, 8:00pm TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Total Eclipse celebrating music of Bobby Hutcherson with Susan Pascal, Mark Taylor, Marc Seales, Chuck Deardorf and Mark Ivester 2214 2nd Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm JAZZ ALLEY: Peter White 2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30 & 10:00pm SERAFINA: […]

Tuesday’s Home for the Holidays

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 Home For The Holidays The Royal Room – 8:00pm 5000 Rainier Ave South Tickets: $10 advance/ $12 at the door/ $8 students (door only with student ID) Tickets available from Stranger Tickets The Royal Room presents our fourth annual “Home for the Holidays” series, bringing native Seattle musicians to perform a […]

Friday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: Jovino Santos Neto Quinteto 2214 Second Avenue, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm JAZZ ALLEY: A Bobby Caldwell Christmas 2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30 & 10:00pm LATONA PUB: Phil Sparks Trio 6423 Latona Avenue NE, 5:00 – 7:00pm, No Cover, 21+ BOXLEY’S: Greg Williamson Quartet 101 West North Bend Way, North Bend, WA, 425-292-9307, 7:00pm NORTH […]

Saturday Jazz

TULA’S JAZZ CLUB: John Coltrane Birthday Celebration with Mark Taylor, Darrell Grant, Evan Flory-Barnes and Matt Jorgensen 2214 2nd Ave, 206-443-4221, 7:30pm COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT: Eastside Jazz Club Extravaganza 11010 N.E. Eighth St., Bellevue; $15-$20, 425-828-910, 6:30PM JAZZ ALLEY: Eliane Elias 2033 6th Ave, 206-441-9729, 7:30 & 10:00pm SERAFINA: Shawn Mickelson Trio 2043 Eastlake Ave […]

The Music of Horace Silver at Tula’s

from Thomas Marriott: Next Thursday we will be celebrating the life and music of Horace Silver who passed away on June 18th of this year. Horace penned some of the most endearing jazz classics and his band always featured the most influential musicians of the day. Please join us as we celebrate the only way […]

John Coltrane Birthday Celebration this Saturday

Drummer Matt Jorgensen will lead a group on Saturday, September 27, celebrating the music of John Coltrane (Coltrane’s birthday is Tuesday, September 23rd). The group will feature saxophonist Mark Taylor, Portland pianist Darrell Grant, bassist Evan Flory-Barnes and Jorgensen on drums. Special guests will join on select tunes. The night will be comprised of classic […]