Tré Taylor is a world class vocalist
whose imaginative and dynamic sense of melody and soulful rhythm have
mesmerized audiences for over 35 years. Taylor is an energetic
earthy yet sophisticated jazz singer with strong R&B and gospel
leanings. As a child, her Grandmother played the classic jazz and
big band standards on old 78 records throughout her youth leaving deep
impressions on her at an early age. Growing up in Northern California,
Taylor began singing in gospel choirs.
She has studied with vocal
Raz Kennedy, (a founding member of Bobby
McFerrin's Voicestra), David Stroud
(Executive Director of Seth Riggs Speech Level Singing Program) and The
Jazz School in Berkeley CA.
Taylor worked as a lead
vocalist and toured the country in Rhythm & Blues, Americana bands, Big
Funk Corporate Dance Bands throughout the 1980's & 1990's.
After the death of her mother, Taylor found her own style
of unique blues and jazz expressions in music, art and spoken word
poetry. In 1999, a talented friend
Doug Wendt and Taylor started a jazz
Taylor and The Dangerous Martini Quartet.
They were featured at
Plush Room, San Francisco, performed for a decade in the
Preservation District and the Wine Country, Napa & Sonoma,
has taken a leave of absence from live performing currently to get knee
BE BACK IN ACTION SOON!
sounds of Tré Taylor fill the room with a
sensuality that seems to bead and drip from the ceiling like thick
moisture. You can't
it. Not since hearing
cover "Feels Like Rain" at Buddy Guy's Legends have I felt
Richard, A. P. Stumps, San Jose, CA
beautiful and in charge with her outstanding
four octave vocal range. She is sassy, bluesy
yet darkly compelling. You can sometimes even
hear a 'Wink' in her voice."
McFerrin, September 2003