Taylor Ho Bynum

*Photo by Peter Gannushkin

Biography

Taylor Ho Bynum (b. 1975) has spent his career navigating the intersections between structure and improvisation – through musical composition, performance and interdisciplinary collaboration, and through production, organizing, teaching, writing and advocacy. Bynum’s expressionistic playing on cornet and his expansive vision as composer have garnered him critical attention on over twenty recordings as a bandleader and dozens more as a sideman. Recent releases on the Firehouse 12 Records label include the 4-album set “Navigation” (2013) with his Sextet and 7-tette, and “Enter the Plustet” (2016), the debut recording of his 15-piece creative orchestra.

His varied endeavors include his Acoustic Bicycle Tours (where he travels to concerts solely by bike across thousands of miles) and his stewardship of Anthony Braxton’s Tri-Centric Foundation (which he serves as executive director, producing and performing on most of Braxton’s recent major projects). In addition to his own bands, his ongoing collaboration with Braxton, past work with other legendary figures such as Bill Dixon and Cecil Taylor, and current collective projects with forward thinking peers like Mary Halvorson and Tomas Fujiwara, Bynum increasingly travels the globe to conduct community-based large ensembles in explorations of new creative orchestra music. He is also a published author and contributor to The New Yorker’s Culture Blog, has taught at universities, festivals, and workshops worldwide, and is the director of Dartmouth College’s Barbary Coast Jazz and Creative Music Ensemble. He has also served as a panelist and consultant for leading funders, arts organizations, and individual artists, and his work has received support from Creative Capital, the Connecticut Office of the Arts, Chamber Music America, New Music USA, USArtists International, and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

To contact Taylor, email thobynum [at] gmail [dot] com. To subscribe to Taylor’s occasional newsletter, click here. For complete CV, discography, and hi-res photos click the link below to download EPK.

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Upcoming Performances

12.07.17 Duo w/Kris Davis 8:00pm, Arts for Art @ Clemente Soto Velez New York, NY USA
12.14.17 Quartet w/Dana Jessen, Erica Dicker, Michael Vatcher 8:00pm, Permutations @ the DiMenna Center New York, NY USA
02.24.18 Barbary Coast Jazz and Creative Music Ensemble w/special guests 8:00pm, Spaulding Auditorium at Dartmouth College Hanover , NH USA
02.28.18 Taylor Ho Bynum Quintet 7:30 + 9:30pm, The Jazz Gallery New York, NY USA
03.01.18 Taylor Ho Bynum Nonet 7:30 + 9:30pm, The Jazz Gallery New York, NY USA
03.02.18 Taylor Ho Bynum Nonet 8:00pm, Real Art Ways Hartford, CT USA
04.14.18 Tomas Fujiwara’s Triple Double 8:30pm, The Stone @ the New School New York, NY USA
05.04.18 Michael Formanek Ensemble 8:30pm, The Stone @ the New School New York, NY USA
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