This concert will be a tribute to our incredible flutist, composer, arranger and dear friend Brian Taylor.
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
We are so thrilled to be playing in Mexico again! Thank you to our incredible booking agent Carlo Bernal from Arte Cool
A quick video of our Tepic show
In La Paz, S.L.P. Thank you to our amazing booking agent Carlo Bernal at Arte Cool
Solo performance for the Federation of Indian Associations at the Indian Consulate in NYC, celebrating International Women’s Day
So honored to be performing at this amazing event and to be celebrating International Women's Day. Thank you to all my amazing Goddess friends!
We are very grateful for these sponsors:
Daisy Jopling with Michael Feigenbaum, Yay!!
Tickets: VIP: $30, General Admission: $20
Tel: 914 455 4272
THE WINERY AT SAINT GEORGE
1715 E MAIN ST / ROUTE 6
MOHEGAN LAKE NY 10547
Come and be part of making an extraordinary string program become a reality in Peekskill
Come and check out this totally wonderful venue - amazing food, cozy and beautifully decorated. We have some fun with the tree lighting!!
1715 E. Main Street | Mohegan Lake NY 10547 (914) 455-4272
Thank you to our amazing booking agency in Mexico Carlo Bernal at Arte Cool for this great concert!
I am so thrilled to be part of this incredible fundraiser for http://hourchildren.org
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!
Check out the wonderful charity Gullotta House here: www.gullottahouse.org. Matthew Gullotta, you are an extraordinary human being.
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.
We are thrilled to announce that we will be performing our Awakening Show at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center!
"Gimme Live" Presents Daisy Jopling
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!
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!
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!!
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!
This will be an incredible night!!!
We are so thrilled to be performing with Dexter Criss's awesome SUNY Plattsburgh Gospel Choir!
E. Glenn Glitz Auditorium, SUNY Plattsburgh, NY
Tickets now on sale!
Tel: 914 739 0039 x 2
Featuring the Daisy Jopling Band and
the Daisy Jopling Music Academy Orchestra with Special Guests
Internationally acclaimed, classical/rock star violinist Daisy Jopling returns to the Paramount stage with a new show including a full orchestra, children’s choir, dancers, and special guests Rob Evan (lead singer with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra), and Broadway sensation Joni Lanza.
The “Awakening” show, conducted by Dean Fransen, blends a wide variety of musical styles including classical, pop, reggae, Irish folk, gypsy violin and rock, all enhanced by custom-designed lighting and projections. The show will be filmed and produced for TV by Cinemusica for broadcast in the US, Europe and Asia.
Those in attendance will receive an exclusive opportunity to purchase Daisy’s new album “Awakening”, prior to it’s scheduled release in October 2016.
So thrilled to be opening for this awesome show with Carole King's & James Taylor's music: http://paramounthudsonvalley.com/events/youvegotafriend/