Review: Mark Taylor, Spectre

from All About 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

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) […]

Seattle Jazz Fellowship’s Saturday Jazz Matinee

The jazz non-profit hits it out of the park presenting piano great George Cables and his trio, with the Fellowship ‘Ceptet Trumpeter and Seattle Jazz Fellowship founder Thomas Marriott is always on the lookout to bring to life ideas that further the goals of the Fellowship. The principle of lowering barriers to access was practiced […]

25 Images From The 2019 Ballard Jazz Festival

The Ballard Jazz Festival spreads out over 4 days in 11 different locations, making it a logistical challenge in many ways. Traversing and documenting  the festival’s four events as a photographer begins in the tight, brick lined confines of Conor Byrne Pub, moves to the spacious Nordic Museum Auditorium, and ends with a ten venue […]

Randy Halberstadt: Open Heart

Pianist Randy Halberstadt has a new record on Origin, after an eight year hiatus from the studio. It features many of the top names in Seattle jazz, including Mark Taylor, Ben Thomas, Jay Thomas, David Marriott, Jr., and Chuck Deardorf. Read the review and buy the CD! Seattle based pianist 

Dawn Clement Interview

Dawn Clement is like a primal force of nature. From being the mother of three young children, to her professorship at Cornish College of the Arts, to her performing career as a touring and recording artist, she maintains a musical standard of excellence achieved by very few. Her piano style is strong and versatile, whether […]

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 […]