Taylor Maslin is a clarinetist/saxophonist based in Toronto, Ontario. A recent graduate from Humber College, he has quickly established himself as a respected performer in the city’s Jazz scene. While at Humber Taylor had the opportunity to study with some of Canada’s finest musicians, including Pat Labarbera, Kirk Macdonald, Nick Morgan, Drew Jurecka. Largely drawing inspiration from the music of luminaries such as Charlie Parker and Lester Young, Taylor performs with a keen ear for harmony and melody.
He has appeared as either a leader or sideman at many mainstay venues in Toronto, including The Rex Hotel Jazz & Blues Bar, Emmet Ray, Drom Taberna, Alchemy, to name a few. He has also had the privilege of participating in Jazz festivals across Ontario; recent highlights include the Kensington Market and Guelph Jazz Festivals.
Get to know Taylor…Beyond the Bio!
Hobbies: Reading, Sports, Cooking
Musical influences: Charlie Parker, Lester Young, Billie Holiday, Artie Shaw, Buddy Defranco, Sonny Stitt,
Favourite food: Stir Fry
Least favourite food: Black Olives
Favourite music: Jazz
Favourite song: Stardust
Favourite movie: Singing In The Rain
Favourite movie music: Taxi Driver OST
Favourite musical theatre/opera: Daphnis et Chloe
Best quote from your teacher: One day at a time!
Favourite quote: “I may be wrong, but I wont be wrong always.” – Jimmy Rushing
Favourite book: To a Young Jazz Musician – Wynton Marsalis
Best thing about teaching at ABC: Seeing my students grow as musicians.