You Don't Know Me! Music Series feat. Taylor Barnett

Taylor Barnett is a Virginia-based trumpeter, teacher, and composer. He is Assistant Professor of Music at Virginia Commonwealth University, where he serves as Coordinator of Musicianship Studies and the instructor of Jazz Improvisation class.
He has performed as a soloist at 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 the Woody Herman Orchestra, the Oratorio Society of Virginia, and with artists such as Dave Douglas, Steve Wilson, 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 the U.S.
Taylor earned B.M. Jazz Studies and M.M. Trumpet Performance degrees from VCU and his D.M.A. in Performance, Pedagogy, and Literature at James Madison University, where he also taught from 2010-2013.