MUSIC FOR THE SOUL
Saxophones, Flute and Vocals
They say that music is the language of the soul, and nothing could be truer about this Musician. An inspirational artist, Joie Taylor has earned her reputation as a talented musician and skillful performer. From live gigs to studio sessions and more, Joie Taylor continues to touch fans around the world with her distinct and enjoyable musical style.
A Musical Journey
Dr. Joie Taylor is a passionate Musician and a talented instrumentalist. Based in Maui,HI. Dr. Taylor has a storied history of live performances, musical arrangements, and professional recording sessions. With a professional career in Atlanta, GA, Ithaca, NY, India, and Maui she has toured the US and Europe. A jazz foundation as an undergraduate music minor with Clark Atlanta University Jazz Orchestra founded by Dizzy Gillespie with all completely original scores instilled in her with strong technique, reading, ear, passion and soul of Jazz. As a member of the CAU Jazz Orchestra she toured Europe and played the following jazz festivals in the year 2000: The Hague, Montreux, Jazz Vienne, Paris, Brussels, Rome and Florence. In addition as orchestra member she was in concert with Nancy WIlson, Gladys Night, Lou Rawls, Lilo Shifffron, and James Moody.
Since then as a independent musician in ensemble she has been in concert with grammy winning and nominated artists including Mauisiki Scales and the Common Ground Collective (album Passages: The Water Brought Us) , Kebbi Williams, John Cruz, Samite, Phillip Harper, Roy Ayers, B.B. King and in ensembles at Cornell University, her graduate school Alma Mata, supporting, Donald Byrd, and Joshua Redman.
She is a musician with Maui Jazz and Blues Festival 2016 (to present), produced by Na Hoku (twice) and Emmy Award Winning film-maker and director (twice) Kenneth Martinez, along with award winning musicians Benny Uyetake (Na Hoku), Rock Hendricks, Larry Coryell, Delfayo Marsalis, and Javon Jackson.
Additionally, she has headlined at the Blue Note Hawaii where she has also been regularly featured with the Mike Lewis Big Band . She is a frequently featured artists with Jazz Maui Festival 2018 (to present) where she has played in concert with Quincy Jones and Clark Terry protege Justin Kauffman and Katie Thiroux.
Tenor Sax, Flute, Vocals, Baritone Saxophone, Soprano and Alto Sax!
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