Vance Taylor

Vance Taylor

Profile:
Vance Taylor is a native Atlantan who knew early in life that he wanted to pursue a career in music. The piano became his instrument of choice and as a youth, he took lessons from Dr. Salico, Professor of Music at Emory and Mercer Universities. His parents recognized his talent and encouraged his pursuit of music through the church. The church congregation became his audience. This exposure provided the spiritual foundation which allowed him to grow musically. At the age of thirteen, Vance received his first piano and began practicing and perfecting his skills intensively. His uncle exposed him to jazz musicians, such as Oscar Peterson, Art Tatum, and Erroll Garner. He soon found his niche as a result of the exposure to these jazz pianists.

Vance’s first tour occurred when he accompanied Peabo Bryson, and later he was the musical tour director for Toni Braxton and Earth, Wind, & Fire’s World Tour. He also performed with Bob Hope, Elton John, George Howard, Aretha Franklin, Will Downing, Stanley Clarke, Roberta Flack, Kenny Lattimore, Chante Moore, After 7, and CeCe Winans. Currently, he performs in the group Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly. He has been with this group for the past five years. When he’s not touring, Vance plays for churches and other organizations in the Atlanta area.

In addition to the piano, Vance plays the organ, keyboard, and synthesizers. He’s also a vocalist and has provided background vocals for George Howard, Peabo Bryson, and Will Downing.

Recently he completed his first solo project entitled "Long Overdue." This independent-released CD includes ten arranged melodies that blend elements of soul, jazz, and funk.
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Vance Taylor Discography

Vocals

SOO-12063 Peabo Bryson Peabo Bryson - Paradise (Album) Capitol Records SOO-12063 US 1980 Sell This Version
ST-12179 Peabo Bryson Peabo Bryson - I Am Love (Album) Capitol Records ST-12179 US 1981 Sell This Version
ST-12241 Peabo Bryson Peabo Bryson - Don't Play With Fire (Album) Capitol Records ST-12241 US 1982 Sell This Version
BRCD 612, 528 755-2 Will Downing Hold On and 1 more… Will Downing - Moods (Album) 4th & Broadway, 4th & Broadway BRCD 612, 528 755-2 France 1995 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

SOO-12063 Peabo Bryson Peabo Bryson - Paradise (Album) Capitol Records SOO-12063 US 1980 Sell This Version
AL 9578 Paul Davis (3) Paul Davis (3) - Cool Night(LP, Album) Arista AL 9578 US 1981 Sell This Version
ST-12241 Peabo Bryson Peabo Bryson - Don't Play With Fire (Album) Capitol Records ST-12241 US 1982 Sell This Version
NFL1-8016 Fredi Grace And Rhinstone Tell Me What's On Your Mind (as Vance and 2 more… Fredi Grace And Rhinstone - Get On Your Mark(LP, Album) RCA Victor NFL1-8016 US 1982 Sell This Version
64 7122841 Peabo Bryson & Roberta Flack Born To Love Peabo Bryson & Roberta Flack - Born To Love (Album) Capitol Records 64 7122841 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
FCR 161 Various Scratching The Surface Various - Jazz Flavours At The Atlanta Jazz Festival: We're The Cats That Make It Happen(LP) Fat Cat Records (4) FCR 161 US 1985 Sell This Version
FCR-165 RSVP (3), Cheryl Wilson, Steve Hulse, Jerome Olds, Ricky Keller, Tony Carere, Buddy Causey, Oliver Wells, Tom Grose & The Varsity, Randy Honea Strange Pavement RSVP (3), Cheryl Wilson, Steve Hulse, Jerome Olds, Ricky Keller, Tony Carere, Buddy Causey, Oliver Wells, Tom Grose & The Varsity, Randy Honea - The Best Of 94Qs Jazz Flavours(LP, Comp) FatCat Records FCR-165 US 1986 Sell This Version
FR 40923 Stanley Clarke Funny How Time Flies (When You're Having Fun) Stanley Clarke - If This Bass Could Only Talk (Album) Portrait, Portrait FR 40923 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
MCAD-42310 Bohannon* Bohannon* - Here Comes Bohannon (Album) MCA Records MCAD-42310 US 1989 Sell This Version
ARCD-8543 Geoff McBride I Just Laugh and 1 more… Geoff McBride - Do You Still Remember Love(CD, Album) Arista ARCD-8543 US 1990 Sell This Version
PILP-2005 Earth, Wind & Fire Earth, Wind & Fire - Live In Japan '90 (Comp) Pioneer (3) PILP-2005 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
CDL- 1110 Various Love Shoulda Brought You Home and 1 more… Various - Boomerang: Original Soundtrack Album (Comp, Album) LaFace Records CDL- 1110 Mexico 1992 Sell This Version
73008-24029-1 Babyface Featuring Toni Braxton Babyface Featuring Toni Braxton - Give U My Heart(12") LaFace Records 73008-24029-1 US 1992 Sell This Version
LFPCD-4062 Toni Braxton The Christmas Song Toni Braxton - Seven Whole Days / The Christmas Song(CD, Maxi, Promo) LaFace Records LFPCD-4062 US 1993 Sell This Version
74321 16268 2 Toni Braxton Love Shoulda Brought You Home Toni Braxton - Toni Braxton (Album) Arista, LaFace Records, BMG 74321 16268 2 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
GRD-9724 George Howard Just For Tonight and 8 more… George Howard - When Summer Comes (Album) GRP GRD-9724 US 1993 Sell This Version
73008 26007-2 Toni Braxton Love Shoulda Brought You Home Toni Braxton - Toni Braxton(CD, Album) Arista 73008 26007-2 Canada 1993 Sell This Version
73008-24065-2 Toni Braxton Toni Braxton - You Mean The World To Me (Maxi) LaFace Records 73008-24065-2 US 1993 Sell This Version
74321 27366 1 TLC Red Light Special (Acapella) and 1 more… TLC - Red Light Special(12") Arista, LaFace Records 74321 27366 1 UK 1995 Sell This Version
07822-18781-2 Deborah Cox I'm Your Natural Woman Deborah Cox - Deborah Cox (Album) Arista 07822-18781-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
BRCD 612, 528 755-2 Will Downing Inseparable and 1 more… Will Downing - Moods (Album) 4th & Broadway, 4th & Broadway BRCD 612, 528 755-2 France 1995 Sell This Version