Grammy Award winning trumpeter Curtis Taylor’s lyrical and melodic improvisational style displays a level of maturity far beyond his counterparts. His unique blend of soulfulness, harmonic sensibilities and rhythm melt together for an unforgettable sound that directly connects with the soul of the listener. According to Taylor, “When played honestly, music is the ultimate conveyor of truth and beauty.”
Taylor has performed and recorded with Cyrus Chestnut, Billy Childs, James Carter, Rodney Whitaker, Antonio Hart and great gospel luminaries Karen Clark-Sheard, Kierra Sheard and the Singletons. He has also toured in Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Spain, Sweden and Canada with pianist Cyrus Chestnut, he has also been featured on NPR’s Jazzset.
In more recent years, Taylor has had the wonderful opportunity to perform and record with vocal Jazz star Gregory Porter. Taylor’s trumpet can be heard on Gregory Porter’s debut album Water and also Liquid Spirit. Both albums were nominated for Grammy Awards. and Spirit won the Grammy in the Best Jazz Vocal Album category for 2013.