Tour

Jan
21
to Jan 22

Recording Who's Who in Mexico

Yippee!! I am having so much fun recording all the demos for this album, what a blessing it is to play this incredible music. Get ready for the next British Invasion!

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In this fabulous studio!

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Thank you to Tea 4 2 Productions and all my PledgeMusic supporters for making this happen, I love you all!

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Nov
19
6:00 PM18:00

Solo Performance for Shary Connella's Book Signing

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I am so proud of my dear friend Shary Connella, who has written a game-changing book outlining a revolutionary solution to saving America’s Healthcare System. She will be signing copies of her book, and I will perform, as well as the superstar award-winning singer/songwriter and activist Chely Wright. What an amazing night it will be!

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to sharyconnella@gmail.com

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It will take place in the stunning Norwood Club in NYC: 241 West 14th St, NY, NY

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Nov
10
7:30 PM19:30

Tribute to Brian Taylor at the Paramount Hudson Valley, NY

This concert will be a tribute to our incredible flutist, composer, arranger and dear friend Brian Taylor who died on Sept 6th 2017.

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 I love you Brian

I love you Brian

 Everyone who had the great gift to have known Brian feels the same way about this man: we couldn't imagine anyone kinder, more compassionate, more giving, so full of joy and a great sense of humor, and a totally genius musician. The first time Brian and I met 7 years ago, he told me that he would help me to find my own sound and write my own music, and that is exactly what he did. He wrote beautiful music for me, took my music to a whole new level by making stunning arrangements, and blessed my whole band by playing flute amazingly with us for the last few years. He could play anything, and every note he played was transcendent.

Everyone who had the great gift to have known Brian feels the same way about this man: we couldn't imagine anyone kinder, more compassionate, more giving, so full of joy and a great sense of humor, and a totally genius musician. The first time Brian and I met 7 years ago, he told me that he would help me to find my own sound and write my own music, and that is exactly what he did. He wrote beautiful music for me, took my music to a whole new level by making stunning arrangements, and blessed my whole band by playing flute amazingly with us for the last few years. He could play anything, and every note he played was transcendent.

 This is some of Brian's incredible artwork

This is some of Brian's incredible artwork

 This is one of the last Facebook posts he left us before he passed on September 6th

This is one of the last Facebook posts he left us before he passed on September 6th

Obituary
 

Brian Delma Taylor, 65, died peacefully on September 6, 2017 at his loft in Peekskill, NY. A supremely-gifted multi-instrumentalist, conductor, composer, arranger and producer, he was the owner of SoundPainter Studios in Peekskill. A painter as well, he was a much-loved member of the Peekskill artist community.
 

Brian Taylor was born on February 22, 1952, in the back seat of a taxi during a blizzard, in Boise, Idaho. He was a graduate of MacArthur High School in San Antonio and the University of Texas in Austin. An award-winning flutist, he moved to New York to study with Julius Baker of the NY Philharmonic.
 

During a long NYC freelance career, Brian Taylor performed with symphony orchestras, on Broadway shows, on numerous studio recordings and with the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular.
 

He married keyboardist/composer Bettina Covo in 1981, and together they founded the acclaimed chamber music group, The Baroque Invention. They later formed the classical/jazz/rock fusion band, Chromatica, which performed all-original music and released an album, Alpha, in 1988. He and Ms. Covo separated in 2010 but remained close friends and musical collaborators. At the time of his death, they had just completed an album of original music for meditation.
 

Brian Taylor wrote music for the Big Apple Circus, Cirque Le Masque, Lincoln Center Outdoors, and many others. He specialized in full-service music production for both professional musicians and aspiring artists. Blessed with perfect pitch and prodigious talent, he transformed the merest wisps of clients' song ideas into full arrangements and beautifully-produced finished recordings. The advent of digital music production set him free, giving him the ability to self-produce complex rhythm tracks and fully-orchestrated compositions. He was always most at home in a recording studio.
 

In 2010 he moved to Peekskill and added a new career as a singer/actor, debuting as Daddy Warbucks in the musical Annie at the Paramount Theater. He subsequently acted in numerous local productions, while continuing to churn out music as both performer and composer/arranger. He released his self-produced solo album, SoundPainter Odyssey, in 2013. At the time of his death, he was working on an album of his orchestral compositions.
 

There will be a silent vigil for Brian Taylor on Saturday, September 16th during the hours of 2pm-7pm at the loft of Lana Yu, 802 South Street, Peekskill, NY. All are invited to sit with his ashes in sacred space and create art, messages, prayers and poems while listening to recordings of his music from the span of his career.
 

Brian Taylor was the father of two children from an early marriage. He was predeceased by his son Joshua. In addition to Ms. Covo, he is survived by his brother Mark Taylor, his daughter, Charissa Winham, his grandchildren Hayley Fishbeck, Peyton Fishbeck, Easton Fishbeck and Aria Clements, his cat Zoe, his beloved partner Emily, and many friends.
 

Obituary written by Brian's long-time friend, Margaret Steele

 Brian performing with us at his last concert, which was at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center

Brian performing with us at his last concert, which was at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center

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Oct
27
7:30 PM19:30

Solo performance at Seabird Restaurant, NYC

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Seabird has invited me back to perform another wonderful, fun, intimate evening of music on Oct 27th 7:30pm - 9:30pm. We had such a fabulous time last Saturday!

It’s a lovely restaurant in the West Village: Seabird http://seabirdny.com/

361 6th Avenue (Corner of Washington Place), New York, NY 10014

(212) 414-9500

Thank you again to David Hochberg for the connection, and to Elizabeth Green for inviting me.

I look forward to a fantastic evening!

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Sep
29
7:30 PM19:30

Intimate Solo Performance

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Thanks to my wonderful friend David Hochberg, this Saturday September 29th 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM I am going to have fun performing at this lovely restaurant in the West Village: Seabird http://seabirdny.com/

361 6th Avenue (Corner of Washington Place), New York, NY 10014

(212) 414-9500

Seabird has the most wonderful vibe, and is owned by a fabulous English woman Elizabeth Green.

I look forward to a wonderful evening!

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May
19
8:00 PM20:00

Daisy Jopling Band at the Forum Cultural Guanajuato, Mexico

We are so thrilled to be playing in Mexico again! Thank you to our incredible booking agent Carlo Bernal from Arte Cool

 This is the hall where we are playing 

This is the hall where we are playing 

 This was our last show in Mexico in Tepic, Nayarit in November 2017

This was our last show in Mexico in Tepic, Nayarit in November 2017

A quick video of our Tepic show

 My wonderfully cool band

My wonderfully cool band

 With some amazing local violin students

With some amazing local violin students

 Press conference with the Cultural Minister of Nayarit

Press conference with the Cultural Minister of Nayarit

 An incredible energy on stage

An incredible energy on stage

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Oct
29
2:00 PM14:00

Daisy Jopling and Michael Feigenbaum at the Cornelia Street Cafe

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I'm so happy to be performing at this wonderful cafe again!! I adore this place, and the food is incredible - do come & eat lunch before the show. A dear friend of mine and fabulous musician from the UK Valerie Berry is coming over to NY for the weekend with some of her finest students - and they will be performing with us!

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Oct
1
3:00 PM15:00

Butterfly Lovers Violin Concerto in the Colden Auditorium, Kupferberg Center For The Arts

So excited to be performing this beautiful concerto, and one of my own compositions "Country Hope" from my "Awakening" Album, at the Kupferberg Center for the Arts' beautiful Colden Auditorium in Flushing Queens, NY! Dean Fransen & I are collaborating with a top Chinese conductor (3rd from left) called Maestro Xue Yan Yao, and a 200 voice choir. 

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Apr
29
6:00 PM18:00

Mountain Lake Airing of our film "Music Magic: The String Pulse Experience"

This is for everyone in the NY Adirondack area - then we will present it to National Public TV.  It is created by our amazing documentary film maker Diana Frank, www.dianacfrank.com.  Enjoy!

 Thank you to everyone who made this show possible! All our incredible performers and teachers, administrators, the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, and sponsors. 

Thank you to everyone who made this show possible! All our incredible performers and teachers, administrators, the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, and sponsors. 

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Apr
21
9:00 PM21:00

Mountain Lake PBS Airing of our Film "Music Magic: The String Pulse Experience"

This is for everyone in the NY Adirondack area - later on this year we will present it to National Public TV.  It is created by our amazing documentary film maker Diana Frank, www.dianacfrank.com. Enjoy!

 Thank you to everyone who made this show possible! All our incredible performers and teachers, administrators, the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, and sponsors. 

Thank you to everyone who made this show possible! All our incredible performers and teachers, administrators, the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, and sponsors. 

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Feb
17
7:30 PM19:30

Awakening Album Release Party

I have been working on this album for 2 years now, it is incredible that is will be finally released! This is maybe my most important show to date and we are sure to sell out, so please book in advance: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1404029.  

You can also call: 212 691 1900.

I am thrilled to have my whole amazing band with me, and also the incredible Broadway sensation Joni Blondell, and extraordinary rhythm specialist Michael Feigenbaum. 

I so look forward to celebrating with you all!!

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Feb
3
12:00 AM00:00

"Awakening"Album Release: Yay!!!!

This album is my most honest and powerful statement so far.

I see our humanity facing a turning point, which is happening inside each one of us: do we let our decisions be lead by love or fear? This album embraces the concept that in our deepest darkness is the potential for our greatest light. The whole human race carries such incredible love, light and hope. I have committed to focusing on our great potential, as this will expand into something extraordinary, and more beautiful than our wildest dreams.

Thank you all eternally for your great love and support, words cannot describe the gratitude I feel for each one of you.

I so look forward to celebrating this release with you!

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