Posts Tagged ‘Dave Taylor’

Dave Taylor Performs at Taiwanese Ceremony

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Dave Taylor recently performed on the 2017 Tawainese American Community Scholarship Award Ceremony in Washington, DC. Dave was joined onstage by pianist Joseph Yungen and dancer Shu-Chen Cuff, who performed an interpretive dance during Thekla, a Franz Schubert piece arranged by Dave.

Dave’s complete program was titled Suite Humoresques Con Sordini, which included two works composed by Dave, numerous Schubert pieces arranged by Dave, and a Johnny Reinhard composition.

We love that we can always count on Dave to bring something unique to his performances. He’s a master technician on the bass trombone, but his music is so much more than that. If you ever have the opportunity to hear him live, go! You won’t be disappointed.

Dave Taylor at Taiwanese Ceremony
Pictured: Dave, Shu-Chen Cuff, and a friend of Dave’s after the concert

Dave Taylor Presents Bargemusic Concerts

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

Bass trombonists don’t usually enjoy the limelight, but Dave Taylor isn’t your typical bass trombonist. After performing Vamps Dance for Violin and Bass Trombone and The Banned Bamboozler (accompanied by the New York Trombone Consort) at Bargemusic, he scored a half page photo and article in the New York Times. The article is available online.

As usual, Dave has been maintaining a busy performing and recording schedule. Next summer, he’s going to be a featured artist at the International Trombone Festival in Valencia, Spain. More details to follow.

Dave Taylor in the New York Times

David Taylor is Not Complacent

Friday, April 5th, 2013

Dave TaylorDavid Taylor’s versatility as a musician is apparent when you look at his gig calendar. He’ll be covering many parts of the globe in the next few months, so if shows up in your area, be sure to go hear him perform. You’ll never play your Bordognis the same way again.

Before we get to the gigs, check out this entertaining interview Dave recently had with Michael Davis. Dave tells some great stories in a way that only he can tell them.

Onto the gigs…

Today and tomorrow (April 5 & 6), Dave will be playing with the New York Philharmonic on their CONTACT series.

On April 12, will be in Buffalo for A Musical Feast where he’ll perform his new piece, Song and Dance for Bass Trombone and Piano. ArtVoice did a feature on Dave where he talks about the new work.

After that, Dave is heading to Klagenfurt, Austria on April 17-21 to premiere Three Songs and a Dance, his new concerto for string orchestra. He’ll also present a masterclass, perform a duet with Dietmar Kublock (Vienna Philharmonic), and perform a solo piece on a concert.

Dave will then take part in the Charles Mingus 91st Birthday Celebration on April 22.

On May 5, Dave will perform with the International Street Cannibals at St. Marks Church in NYC.

The following week, Dave will head to Los Angeles to perform with Daniel Schnyder, Kenny Drew Jr., and the Pacific Orchestra.

Finally, Dave will perform with the Mark Morris Dance Co. in Ojai, CA on June 8-16.

Horowitz Reviews Taylor

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

Joe Horowitz’s review of Dave Taylor’s performance of “Schubert Uncorked” with the PostClassical Ensemble is an entertaining read. Here are some of our favorite lines:

“Following a wayward trombonist at the piano is a lot simpler than chasing him with an ensemble in tow.”

“The sheer virtuosity of Taylor’s command of Schubert acrobatic showpiece was never in doubt – he can play it, and beautifully. But Taylor’s virtuosity is divinely wed to an idiosyncratic musical personality wholly his own. A lot of head-shaking and head-scratching followed that dress rehearsal.”

“None of us had anticipated the shock of “Doppelganger” in this context – it was Taylor’s first opportunity to open up and blast us full force. In the audience, bodies bobbed as if electrocuted. Watching the response of the musicians onstage was a rare pleasure: I have never seen members of an orchestra react as vividly, or visibly, to a soloist’s entrance as on this occasion.”

Not that we need extra incentive to hear Dave play, but Joe’s writing really makes us wish we had been in the audience.

Gerry Pagano and the B502-D

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

We’re thrilled to announce that Gerry Pagano, bass trombonist of the St. Louis Symphony, has recently joined the Edwards team as an artist. Gerry, along with Dave Taylor and Mark Hoelscher, has been working with Christan on the development of the B502-D, a dependent bass trombone with technology similar to the Alessi T396-A. An independent model — the B502 — is currently being developed with James Markey.

Gerry recently presented a series of recitals and masterclasses on the prototype at TCU, Baylor and the University of Texas. He sounds great and we’re happy to have him playing an Edwards!

Gerry Pagano

Dave Taylor Performs at Kennedy Center

Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Dave Taylor’s recent performance of Schubert’s Der Doppelgänger at the Kennedy Center is now available on YouTube.

Dave Taylor’s Upcoming Gigs

Saturday, April 16th, 2011

Update: Dave’s Kennedy Center performance is now available online. His portion of the concert starts at 29:30.

Dave Taylor

Dave Taylor dropped us a line this week to tell us about some performances and masterclasses on his calendar. After performing at Slide Factory today, he’ll be heading back to the States for the Mayor’s Arts Awards at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. From Dave:

“I’m soloing at the Kennedy Center representing the Post Classical Ensemble on a Schubert piece, Der Doppelgänger (doing a lot of Schubert these days). They offered me a small string orchestra. I chose six basses instead. They loved it! I told them I wanted the audience to think I was standing in the middle of a forrest.”

Dave will be in Hannover, Germany, on July 24-26 to teach and perform. This event is open to all tenor and bass trombonists. Contact Christopher Nimz for more information.

Dave Taylor Plays Schnyder on YouTube

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

The day after Dave Taylor premiered the Daniel Schnyder Bass Trombone Concerto a number of years ago, he recorded the piece for a television program. This session is now available on YouTube. He was accompanied by the Absolute Ensemble NYC, conducted by Kristjan Jaervi.

Movement 1

Movement 2

Movement 3

Dave Taylor: February 27 Performance

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

David Taylor, Bass Trombone
Adam Holzman and Michael Holober, Piano and Keyboards
Belle Ehresmann, Beat Box

On February 27, 2008, the Lyric Chamber Music Society of New York is pleased to present bass trombone virtuoso David Taylor and Friends in a special autobiographical concert entitled “To the Distant Beloved.” The program, another of the Lyric’s special CHAMZZ offerings, follows Taylor’s musical explorations from Brooklyn to Vienna in a unique blend of jazz and classical repertoire.

The musical range of award-winning musician David Taylor extends from Bachian piety to Yiddish irony, from the idealism of Charles Ives to the hipster nihilism of Lenny Bruce. Inspired by his travels, and his exploration of jazz while at Juilliard, Taylor’s music represents the spirit of improvisation and risk as opposed to conservatory notions of perfection.

The program will showcase the unique sounds of the relatively unknown bass trombone, which Taylor calls a “darkly sparkling instrument.” Taylor has put together a suite of Schubert songs and French music by Ravel, Milhaud, and others. He has also developed a suite combining the music of the Vienna Secession, such as Berg and Schoenberg, with the jazz of Mingus and Carla Brey. Called “A Belle E Golden Hue,” it celebrates his parents’ devoted marriage of sixty years.

Taylor will be joined by Adam Holzman and Michael Holober on piano and keyboards, and Belle Ehresmann on beat box.

In this, as in all concerts at the Lyric, the musicians will speak about the history and background of the music during the evening.And also, as always, a light reception with the artists will follow the concert.
Reception with artists following concert
included in ticket price $45

For more info call Carlos:
(212) 366-6900 x 206

Student Tickets $15
For tickets call Ticket Central:
(212) 279-4200

Programs and Artists subject to change