Saturday, February 18, 2012 @ 8:00 & 10:00pm
Bohemian Caverns Nightclub
11th & U Street, NW
Tickets: $20 Advance, $25 Door
“Taylor left every brass player in the packed house shaking his head in disbelief” – The Chicago Tribune
Long-time PostClassical collaborator David Taylor returns to DC with his eclectic Trio, featuring saxophonist/composer Daniel Schnyder and pianist Kenny Drew, Jr., for an evening of genre-breaking musical exploration, including compositions by Gershwin, Kurt Weill, and Daniel Schnyder.
One of the world’s great brass instrumentalists, Taylor began his professional career as a member of Leopold Stokowski’s American Symphony Orchestra, and appearing with the New York Philharmonic under Pierre Boulez. Almost simultaneously, he was a member of the Thad Jones Mel Lewis jazz band, and recorded with Duke Ellington, the Rolling Stones, and Blood, Sweat, and Tears. Throughout his career, David Taylor has appeared and recorded with such jazz and popular artists as Wynton Marsalis, Barbara Streisand, Miles Davis, Quincey Jones, Frank Sinatra, and Aretha Franklin. He won the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences Most Valuable Player Award for five consecutive years, and has been awarded the NARAS Most Valuable Player Virtuoso Award, an honor accorded no other bass trombonist.
Taylor has been a member of the bands of Gil Evans, Thad Jones-Mel Lewis, George Russell, and Charles Mingus. As a “classical” artist, he has worked with such artists as Yo Yo Ma and Itzhak Perlman. He has premiered works by such composers as Alan Hovhaness, Charles Quorinen, Frederic Rzewski.
David Taylor, bass trombone
Daniel Schnyder, saxophone
Kenny Drew, Jr., piano