Benjamin D. Taylor

Benjamin D. TaylorBenjamin D. Taylor is a composer of contemporary art music. His energetic, adventurous music provides a uniquely refreshing sonic experience for performers and audiences alike. Trained as a trumpet player and pianist, he performs with and writes music for a variety of chamber ensembles, jazz combos and big bands, wind bands, orchestras, choirs, and experimental ensembles. Recently named a winner in the 2013 Frank Ticheli Composition Contest, Mr. Taylor’s prizes and honors include a 2011 Barlow Endowment Commission, a 2011 BMI Student Composers Award, and a 2011 ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Award. Mr. Taylor currently resides in Bloomington Indiana with his wife and three sons.


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Corey Dundee, alto saxophone

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