Tom Taylor Home

Tom Taylor Mug ShotTonight’s Showcase at Studio Bee features the amazing Tom Taylor and The Needlewood Orchestra. Taylor, an internationally known guitarist, composer and recording artist, is also the jazz guitar instructor at Colorado College. His music is a hybrid of jazz, classical and rock and even includes a dash of blues and bluegrass. His new CD, Home, features the world-renowned Turtle Island String Quartet.

Tom is one of the winners of Musician Magazine’s “Best Unsigned Band” contest. His winning entry, “Aubade,” from his CD The Crossing is described as “the hardest tune I ever had to record” by mandolin virtuoso David Grisman. The Crossing also features the Kronos Quartet. He premiered a full orchestral arrangement of “Big Basin Breakdown” from The Crossing in Europe. It received a five-minute standing ovation at the famed Hercules and Prinzregenten theatres in Munich.

Jeanette Hohman, host of KRCC’s local and regional music show Surround Sounds on Thursday nights at 10 p.m. sat down and spoke with Taylor and you can listen to three of his tracks in this interview.
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KRCC Tom Taylor Interview

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You can catch Tom Taylor with Jason Bennett tonight at 6:00 PM in Studio Bee at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. This concert is free (no ticket required) and open to the public.

 

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