A native of Denver, Paul Taylor began playing the saxophone
at seven years old. Throughout his school years, he played in
various bands, including a cover band called Mixed Company.
After attending college in Las Vegas (and playing gigs in Sin
City on the side), he was discovered by Keiko Matsui during a
performance at the Catalina Island Jazz Festival. For two years,
he was part of her band until the 1995 release of his debut album, On
In addition to his solo work, Taylor was invited by Russ Freeman
to tour as a special guest artist with the Rippingtons. He's
also part of the Gentlemen of the Night Tour alongside
Marion Meadows and Michael Lington.
Taylor is a big fan of animation and hopes to create his
own comic book one day.
- He stays in shape by rollerblading.
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