October 28th, 2008
Mark Taylor Quartet Monday, October 27, Tula’s Restaurant
The scene at Tulas with alto saxophonist Mark Taylor, always a standout, celebrating his new CD release, as part of Earshot Jazz Festival.
A Seattle native and resident, Taylor is one of the most in-demand saxophonists in the Pacific Northwest. He formed his quartet with Los Angeles-based pianist Gary Fukushima fifteen years after they met as music students at the University of Washington, where the pair studied together before Taylor left to attend the Manhattan School of Music. In New York, Taylor earned not just his master’s degree, but a regular spot in the front row of the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, the house band that plays Monday nights at the famous Greenwich Village club. In 2000 he returned to Seattle, where he and Fukushima, along with bassist Jeff Johnson and drummer Byron Vannoy, recorded their first album together as the Mark Taylor Quartet. The group is now known throughout the Emerald City for its invigorating performances.
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Photograph by editorial photographer Daniel Sheehan a photojournalist who specializes in portrait photography and photojournalism for publications and corporations. He is also a Seattle wedding photographer photographing weddings with a subtle, unobtrusive, story-telling approach creating artistic documentary photography ranking him as one of the best Seattle wedding photographers.