On May 8th, Taylor Made Jazz was invited to perform for the US/Egyptian Embassy’s OMC Spring Gala in Cairo, Egypt! There, musicians Ronald Walker, Tim Webb, Michael Pennick, Walter Kemp and vocalists Melissa Kate and Joyce Wilson-Nixon joined Mr. Van Taylor in entertaining some of our highest ranking military men and women—including Ambassador Margaret Scobey and Lt. Col. Isaac Davidson. Both vocalists had the honor of singing the US National Anthem for this prestigious event.
Taylor Made Jazz has educated thousands of children all over the world through its Music is Peace program and have been proud artists of Young Audiences WNY since 1990. The group has entertained our troops overseas for well over 30 years, bringing to their school performances a world of multi-cultural experience. “Music is the bridge to peace and harmony,” Taylor says, “Our American heritage of Jazz music is celebrated all over the world.”
In addition to their performance in Egypt,Taylor Made Jazz’s vocalist and YA-WNY teaching artist Melissa Kate performed in NYC at Governor’s Island for Army Heritage Day on June 19. The group is also scheduled to host Veteran’s Appreciation Day in Buffalo from 7-9 p.m. on board the USS Little Rock at the Buffalo Marine Park.