7th Annual "Give the Drummer Some" Benefit concert
Aug
25
6:00 PM18:00

7th Annual "Give the Drummer Some" Benefit concert

I am presenting the 7th annual Give the Drummer Some benefit concert! Time has flown and money has been raised for the Jazz Studies Program at North Carolina Central University. There will be a series of music and percussion centered workshops held from 2:00 thru 5:00pm earlier on the day. Be sure to come experience the quality of musicians that the NCCU Jazz Studies program has produced over the years.

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Lisa Simone, Lenora Helm & The Tribe Jazz Orchestra
Aug
17
8:00 PM20:00

Lisa Simone, Lenora Helm & The Tribe Jazz Orchestra

I will join Lisa Simone, daughter of legendary vocalist Nina Simone, Lenora Helm Hammonds and her Tribe Jazz Orchestra to celebrate the music and life of Nina. Be sure to get your tickets early!
Proceeds from the concert will benefit the rehabilitation and preservation of the Nina Simone Childhood Home in Tryon, North Carolina.

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Thomas Taylor Extra Quintet
Aug
3
8:00 PM20:00

Thomas Taylor Extra Quintet

I’ll bring “The Seeker” band back for another concert at Sharp 9 Gallery! We will have some new tunes and revisit a few from the CD “The Seeker”. Be sure to come out and let many others know about the performance. It will be a great night of music and you don’t want to miss it.

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Brian Horton Trio
Jul
26
to Jul 27

Brian Horton Trio

The great Tenor Saxophonist Brian Horton is gonna set the stage at C Grace on Fire! Be sure to come and experience his wonderful interpretations of many classic tunes. I’m excited to share the stage with him.

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Brian Horton Trio
Jun
29
to Jun 30

Brian Horton Trio

The great Tenor Saxophonist Brian Horton is gonna set the stage at C Grace on Fire! Be sure to come and experience his wonderful interpretations of many classic tunes. I’m excited to share the stage with him.

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Thomas Taylor Trio @ King Godwin Book Signing
May
8
6:00 PM18:00

Thomas Taylor Trio @ King Godwin Book Signing

Baron Tymas and William Ledbetter will help me make music during King’s book signing at the Gregg Museum! I’m so excited and proud that King has a book of his artwork! Come to NC State’s Gregg Museum and listen to some music while looking at art. Be sure to buy a book while you’re there also. I think this book will become a collectable item in the future. There is a limited number from this initial pressing.

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Thomas Taylor Sextet at The Whirligig Park!
Apr
27
2:00 PM14:00

Thomas Taylor Sextet at The Whirligig Park!

I will bring my sextet from the CD “The Seeker”, to Wilson NC! We will play music from the CD as well as new music for you to dance and sing along! Be sure to get there early so you have a good seat! I hope it’s a nice day with a slight breeze so we experience all the “Spinning” the Whirligig Park offers. This concert is FREE and open to the public!

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Lenora Helm Live Big Band Recording
Mar
26
7:30 PM19:30

Lenora Helm Live Big Band Recording

Lenora is going to record her Big Band! This is one you don’t want to miss! It’s going to be great! This is a “Jam Packed” All-Star band featuring some of the Country’s and state of NC best and brightest players. Be sure to get your tickets and get to the Hayti early for a good seat.

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NCCU Jazz Faculty concert
Oct
5
8:00 PM20:00

NCCU Jazz Faculty concert

Dr. Ira Wiggins and the North Carolina Central University Jazz Faculty will present a concert at the Sharp Nine Gallery in Durham. This concert will feature several original compositions by the faculty. The concert will also celebrate the return of jazz saxophone professor Brian Horton to the distinguished faculty.

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