Kayla Taylor Jazz . . . . . . . based in Atlanta, Georgia and playing somewhere in the Metro-Atlanta area Thursday - Saturday.
Jazz & Standards from the 40\'s & 50\'s is the focus of KTJ, who primarily works as a quintet. Vocalist, Kayla Taylor is joined by long-time music partner & guitarist, Steve Moore; drummer, Mike Zimmerman; upright Bassist - Patrick Cowan; and saxophonist - Will Scruggs.
Taylor & Moore made their way through the 90\'s in rock bands \"A Fine Line\" (also with Zimmerman) and \"OneWithout\" and in an acoustic duo affectionately known as \"The Adventures of Kayla & Steve\".
The team formed a jazz & standards combo 3 years ago and developed a very loyal following at a favorite haunt - \"Pacific & Vine\". The album was recorded in the middle of dinner rush on Saturday, November 6, 2004.
\"Pacific & Vine was a great place for us to play. The food was great, the staff was great, the bartenders & servers totally rocked and the people we met there - well, at the rate of sounding \'hokey\' - it was just a magical time,\" says Kayla.
Sadly, a corporate decision led to the closure of Pacific & Vine on April 25, 2005.
The fun and good times linger on with Kayla Taylor Jazz\'s \"A Night at Pacific & Vine\".
The album is truly live and will definately transport you to the venue - bar sounds, audience chatter, orders being placed - and there amidst the clatter - a jazz band plays and sells us a piece of themselves to hold in our hearts.
Produced by John Driskell Hopkins and recorded by Brian Stephens - both of Atlanta, Georgia - the album was released on Taylor & Moore\'s label - SMartyKaT Records in July of 2005.
Please visit www.kaylataylorjazz.com to find out more about each musician.