The Jazz/Pop band, Teagan Taylor Trio‘s http://www.teagantaylor.com/Teagan/Home.html popularity has been growing exponentially since the release of their first album in the summer of 2010.
As I met with 19 year-old local sensation, Teagan Taylor, I was pleasantly surprised at how approachable and sweet she is. She, along with Dylan, her twin brother, Tim, their dad, and guest musicians, welcomed me for an informal interview. We chatted for a while as they set up for their CD Release Concert at a downtown venue and talked about their newest album, family dynamic, future plans, and much more.
I asked about what it’s like to be in a band with family members and they all responded with smiles on their faces, they love it. Tim, who plays the guitar, is their mentor, teacher, and friend. They all agreed that when you are a family band you can’t necessarily “break up” because you will always remain family. They like how after a show they can all go hang out together and enjoy a fun atmosphere because they are all so close.
Teagan (vocals & trumpet) and Dylan (bass) feel that they are role models in the sense that they want their generation to enjoy an older type of music; they want to recreate the past. They encourage accepting the things that come before you and having your own style. They believe old music is “beautiful” and want our generation to like it as much as they do. Teagan also said that she highly advises those who want to follow their dreams to pursue something that sparks their interest. “Do what you like, practice a lot, work hard, take risks, and come out of your comfort zone!” are her words of wisdom.
The Trio’s first CD, “I Can’t Complain”, had 3 originals and 8 standards, and their newest album, “Wonderland” (officially released last Saturday), has 10 originals and 2 standards. The Trio takes about a year per album and they are already starting to work on their third! They hope to go on a summer tour on the west coast.
During their concert on Sunday at the Coronado Ferry Landing, the Trio delighted the crowd with songs from their first and second albums, as well as others from their extensive repertoire. It’s evident that Teagan Taylor Trio, with their original approach to music from years past, can mesmerize an audience that ranges from attentive tiny toddlers to engaging seniors that crowded around to enjoy their music. Some couples were even dancing!
These are some pictures I took from Sunday’s concert.
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