Rodney Taylor

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The title of Rodney Taylor’s latest independent contemporary jazz release asks a fascinating question the popular, in demand saxophonist has been asking all his life: Can I Blow For You? Building a multi-faceted career as a touring and studio sideman in the gospel, R&B and jazz worlds these past 30 years, the Southern California based musician and songwriter has received an overwhelming “yes” response from an incredible number of artists: Anita Baker (whom he toured with from 2006 to 2009), Marcus Johnson, Vesta Williams, The Emotions, Brian McKnight, Doc Powell, El Debarge, Deniece Williams, Chaka Khan and gospel greats Phil and Brenda Nicholas and Edwin Hawkins. After establishing himself in the gospel world—which included a stint as choral and musical director at the world famous First A.M.E. church in Los Angeles, he released his solo debut Soul 4-1-1 on Command/Epic Records in 1991. His talents as a vocal arranger include a track on the Barney film soundtrack featuring Take 6, Jeffrey Osborne and the First A.M.E church choir. His accomplishments include receiving a NAACP Award nomination for Best Musical Director, for “Has Anybody Seen My Rainbow” in 2002.

Rodney has opened for Al Jarreau, Phil Perry and Howard Hewett and has done hundreds if not thousands of his own club dates, private parties and corporate shows. Rodney’s most recent accomplishments include being a featured Artist at The Long Beach Jazz Festival on the Jazztyme Stage in 2023 and is the Host, Producer, and Director of The TV Show, “The Indie Journey”, which is expected to hit the airways is 2024.