Thursday, September 18, 2014
Sonia Vlahcevic Concert Hall
W. E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts
Taylor Barnett is a Virginia-based trumpeter, composer, and educator. In 2001 he was awarded First Place in the Jazz Division of the National Trumpet Competition. Barnett is currently a member of No BS! Brass and has performed with artists such as Dave Douglas, Gladys Knight, The Temptations, and Frankie Avalon. As a composer, his work is published by UNC Jazz Press and has been performed or recorded by Rex Richardson, Darryl Harper, the Disney All-American College Band, and the Sydney All-Star Big Band. Barnett is Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Musicianship Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he teaches Music Theory/Aural Skills and Jazz Improvisation.