Taylor Barnett is a musician based in Richmond, VA. He is an Assistant Professor of Music at Virginia Commonwealth University and is a member of No BS! Brass, Solver, Sazli Çazli, as well as the leader of his own jazz groups.
Taylor has performed as a trumpet soloist at the Monterey Jazz Festival, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center, Eaux Claires Fest, Festival d'été de Québec, Festival of New Trumpet Music, and on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert as well as with artists such as Bon Iver, Woody Herman Orchestra, Dave Douglas, Gladys Knight, The Temptations, and Frankie Avalon.
As a composer/arranger, Taylor’s work is published by UNC Jazz Press and has been commissioned by the Richmond Symphony and artists such as Darryl Harper and Rex Richardson. His large-ensemble arrangements have been performed at international music festivals in Australia, Portugal, China, and all across the U.S.