In Memoriam: John Taylor

Being a theologically-conservative Seventh-Day Adventist and jazz musician has been the hardest thing I have ever experienced- the best and the worst aspect of my entire life journey. And before I get to John Taylor, I’m going to go back to the beginning. ~ Sometime in the 1990’s I switched on the TV just in […]

“Music is not for the ears!”

Many years ago, I had a good friend whose focus and discipline as a musician used to act as a regular rebuke to me. Not her words – just how she lived her life as a musician. She possessed a basic certainty of drive and overall direction as an undergraduate music student that I knew […]