“Also confirmed to appear are a host of gifted area singer-songwriters, including rising young jazz-soul troubadour and trumpeter Teagan Taylor.”
" At 21, this skilled Imperial Beach singer, trumpeter and songwriter already has three increasingly accomplished albums under her belt. She’s also expanded from her jazz roots to add R&B, reggae, rock, hip-hop and more to her stylistic palette."
“Having heard all of the material from the trio’s latest album, “Hello,” I couldn’t help but singing along to the familiar tracks. Teagan’s cornet solos are evocative yet simplistic; she balances perfectly between “too much” and “not enough.” Tim’s bluesy guitar solos allow the group to explore different genres, along with soul and R&B stylings in their vernacular of songs. This synthesis of genres is what gives the Teagan Taylor Trio their unique, ear-catching sound.”
“The first track is “I Dig You,” which explains why the album is attributed to Teagan Taylor...Teagan has a delightful, clear instrument that takes the opening track from reggae verses into smooth keyboard bridges that eventually have her soaring effortlessly. She is also skilled beyond her years on trumpet and cornet.”
“Hello is certain to please those familiar with Teagan Taylor, and to win new admirers with its eclecticism, tight musicianship, and Teagan’s formidable vocal talent.”
“Taylor has a very solid command of pitch, and she avoids the miscreant abuse of melisma that has damned a generation of otherwise promising singers in her peer group. The most obvious comparison to me is that of Norah Jones, with whom she shares a similar range and fondness for nuance.”
“Hello is a marveolous recording, a breakout disc.”
“Her second album, the 12-song “Wonderland,” features winning versions of such jazzy standards as “Cheek to Cheek” and “These Foolish Things,” but largely showcases originals by Taylor (a protégé of top San Diego troubadour Peggy Watson). Taylor’s songwriting is evolving nicely, as evidenced by the fetching torch ballad “Love Me Today” and the pop-rock charm of “Who Am I to Love?” For good measure, “Aftertaste” starts off as a rock-a-boogie romp that starts off by evoking a young Bonnie Raitt, then deftly shifts into a sly rap segment that should please even some of the least hip-hop-inclined listeners.”
“..."her sophomore CD represents a stepping out for Taylor and a leap in the direction of forming her own vision and voice. Taylor co-wrote eight of set's tunes with her father Tim Taylor, who doubles as the trio's guitarist. They open with their "Fight or Flight," a snappy, jazz- inflected romp featuring some New Orleans-like trumpet/clarinet interweaving and call and response between Taylor and her twin brother—and the trio's bassist—Dylan Taylor." ..."Taylor proves here—and on every trumpet or cornet turn she takes—to be an expressive and no-notes-wasted player with a beautiful tone and laconic and relaxed delivery."”
“With a voice reminiscent of Norah Jones, Teagan Taylor has a lot going for her. Then she picks up the trumpet and you start to grasp the depth of her talent. But she’s not the only formidable player on the stage, or in the family for that matter. The guy playing those tasteful bass runs is Dylan Taylor, her twin brother. And that superb guitarist supplying the rhythm and an occasional riff (not to mention more trumpet) is their father, Tim. He’s also the arranger of the standard and original tunes Teagan sings. Having traveled from San Diego, California, the band will also be playing at Boulder Coffee in the South Wedge at 8 p.m. Friday.”
“I'm becoming a big fan of Taylor--so, if anyone could make this music work for me, it would be these cats. Patton opened up "Black Or White," with wild whoops, hollers and noisemaking before Taylor joined him--making for a sublime, nicely harmonized blend. Taylor lit out on a trumpet solo--she's got a warm, thick sound and a cool sense of when to stretch the long tones. Kornhauser was next, combining long strands of the lyrical with short bursts of barrelhouse.”
"Taylor’s songwriting is evolving nicely, as evidenced by the fetching torch ballad “Love Me Today” and the pop-rock charm of “Who Am I to Love?” For good measure, “Aftertaste” starts off as a rock-a-boogie romp that starts off by evoking a young Bonnie Raitt, then deftly shifts into a sly rap segment that should please even some of the least hip-hop-inclined listeners."
"This increasingly assured talented 19- year old singer, trumpeter and cornet player from Imperial Beach is worth seeking out."
“Taking note of the day when cupid strikes us all, Dizzy’s hosted Valentine’s Day concerts last month @ 98bottles devoted to two lovers, if not in life at least in song, Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. For the night Patton teamed up with Teagan Taylor to sing the duets that Armstrong and Fitzgerald made famous, such as “Stars Fell on Alabama,” “A Foggy Day in London Town,” and “Our Love Is Here to Stay.” ...Teagan Taylor is a young soprano with a clear yet soulful voice. She is also a pretty fine trumpet player. As she soloed that night, a great deal of her voice could be heard in her horn through the phrasing she chose. She sang solo and played horn on a particularly heartfelt version of “Someone to Watch Over Me.” ”
“Teagan Taylor Jazz Trio Debut First Album at Mickie's Bar and Grille "I Can't Complain" debuted Saturday with a party at Mickie's Bar and Grille and shows the steady evolution of the family trio's sound. A few words about I Can't Complain: The album oozes professionalism. "I Can't Complain" brings the warm intimacy of Teagan's voice to the forefront and perfectly captures the band's understated tones.”
“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!"”
"Since releasing their debut album “I Can't Complain” in late 2010, the Teagan Taylor Trio has been working on their new album “Wonderland,” which comes out today. Over the last year, the father-daughter-son trio has also performed their eclectic jazz sound just about anywhere possible. Teagan, who describes herself as a person “addicted to the creativeness and putting what you have in your head and heart on paper,” sang the national anthem at PETCO Park. During a summer concert series they played in Terminal 2 near baggage claim at San Diego International Airport. They regularly perform at the Little Italy Farmers Market and Coronado Ferry Landing. Last month they were in New York at the Greentopia festival. In IB they have become a fixture at community events, doing shows at events held by the library, fire department and chamber of commerce. Through their website and social networks they have garnered fans and a following in Spain, Turkey, Poland and other parts of t
“The Teagan Taylor Trio, a jazz group based in California, stopped by to entertain Veterans of Canandaigua VA Medical Center during the band's regional tour. They performed an hour-long outdoor set on the grounds of the medical center July 10. The audience warmed up quickly as the trio launched into standards such as Little Willie John's "Fever". They kept cool in the shade while singer/trumpeter Teagan Taylor let out "Summertime, and the living's easy..." And it was. Teagan's twin brother Dylan and her father Tim backed her on the up-tempo rendition. There was finger snapping, hand clapping and even a little in-chair dancing. The group wrapped up with a tune of theirs called "Wonderland." The Veterans closed the set with a hearty round of applause.”