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March 20, 2008

Jazz Master Ross Taggart Appears at the Cellar

Written by
cindy mcleod

live jazz, Canada


Ross Taggart Trio
March 21, 22
The Cellar, Vancouver

Talented Multi-instrumentalist A Veteran on the Vancouver Scene

Saxophonist and pianist Ross Taggart appears in trio March 21 & 22 at the Cellar in Vancouver. Joining Taggart for the performance are Ken Lister (bass) and Craig Scott (drums).

Known for his vast musical vocabulary and warmth, veteran Ross Taggart has been an integral part of the Vancouver jazz scene since 1985. Equally talented on both tenor saxophone and piano, Taggart is in high demand as both leader and sideman for his hard-swinging and lyrical approach.

Taggart’s long list of credits include performing and/or recording with the Hugh Fraser Quintet, Ian McDougall Sextet, Bill Coon Trio, Jill Townsend Big Band, Sharon Minemoto Quintet, Clark Terry, Charles McPherson, Benny Colson, Slide Hampton, Lionel Hampton, Phil Woods, Kenny Wheeler, PJ Perry, Bobby Shew, Don Thompson among the many. He’s also known for his work in theatre productions, Taggart has toured Canada, the U.S., Europe, and Central and South America.

Ross studied in New York City and Toronto with jazz legends George Coleman, Clifford Jordan, JR Monterose, Don Thompson and Bernie Senesky.

As well as being featured on numerous recordings, Ross has four CD’s as a leader, including the quartet offering Thankfully, recorded live at the Cellar in December 2001. Ross has been a faculty member in the Jazz Studies Department at Capilano College since 1998.

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