Paul Taylor is an accomplished pianist and keyboard player specialising in improvisation.
The music is evocative, alluring and unique; combining unusual harmonies and sonorities with an original and fluid technique.
He is emerging as one of the most consistently interesting and innovative solo pianists in recent years, eschewing the conventional cliches associated with jazz improvisation in favour of an unorthodox, harmonically complex and often compellingly beautiful musical language that is often inspired by the classical tradition. Nonetheless, his playing also encapsulates the restless capacity for invention that is a cornerstone of jazz.
He appeared at Gateshead International Jazz Festival in 2015 and 2016 and supported Stars of the Lid in November 2016 and Lubomyr Melnyk in March 2016 at Sage Gateshead.
He performed at Roland Jazz Festival at Lunca Ilvei in Romania in July, 2017, Transilvania Jazz Festival, Cluj-Napoca, Romania in November and will appear at Manchester Jazz Festival in July 2018
Paul has been recently selected as an Ambassador Artist for Jazz North’s prestigious Northern Line scheme for emerging artists for 2018-19.
„A rare phenomenon”: International Piano Magazine,
Nov/Dec 2016 edition
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I have had the pleasure of performing in Romania several times in the last year, most recently in Bistrita last month.
I performed at Transilvania Jazz Festival at the Hungarian State Opera and Theatre on November 6th and at Roland Jazz Festival on July 30th 2017, and have been booked to perform again at the festival this summer. I would be delighted to be selected to perform at Jazz in The Park 2018 in Cluj -Napoca.
Paul Taylor – piano
COUNTRY: United Kingdom
CITY: Newcastle upon Tyne