Taylor Ho Bynum

American Cornet player Taylor Ho Bynum’s expansive resume includes collaborations with both his contemporaries and legendary figures alike, most notably the iconic saxophonist/composer Anthony Braxton, with whom he has performed and recorded extensively over the past decade. Critics have called Bynum “one of the most compelling and progressive trumpeters and bandleaders currently active, at home in every corner of the creative-music map.”

Currently supervising all the production details for Anthony Braxton’s Trillium E in New York, Bynum will be performing with a quartet featuring saxophonists Alec Haavik, bassist Peter Scherr and drummer Alex Ritz on Sunday April 18.

Taylor Ho Bynum: Cornet

Peter Scherr: Bass

Alec Haavik: Saxophone

Alex Ritz: Drums

Taylor Ho Bynum is a Boston-area cornetist whose wide-ranging musical interests include free jazz, modern composition, and interdisciplinary projects with dancers and filmmakers. He is also an educator who has led the Northeastern University jazz ensembles. After working with trombonist Bill Lowe at Northeastern while in high school, Bynum studied with Anthony Braxton at Wesleyan University, where he graduated in 1998. In 1999, he appeared on two Braxton albums, as well as And Only Life My Lush Lament, a duo album with Eric Rosenthal. Two years later, Bynum played on Trio Ex Nihilo with Curt Newton and Jeff Song. AllAboutJazz.com applauded it as “deliberate, understated, and focused”. (http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=8241)

Bynum’s expansive resume includes collaborations with both his contemporaries and legendary figures alike, most notably the iconic saxophonist/composer Anthony Braxton, with whom he has performed and recorded extensively over the past decade.

In the fall of 2002, Bynum returned to Wesleyan University to pursue a masters’ degree in music composition. He still, however, continued to perform with the Fully Celebrated Orchestra and other groups in Boston and New York.

Critics have called Taylor Ho Bynum “a young brass master and compelling composer” (Jon Garelick, Boston Phoenix), “a remarkable writer, improviser and bandleader” (Troy Collins, AllAboutJazz.com) and “one of the most exciting figures in jazz’s new power generation” (Steve Dollar, Time Out Chicago). “Over the past decade,” wrote Kevin Le Gendre in Jazzwise, “Bynum has shown himself to be a worthy addition to the canon of maverick trumpeters that includes such illustrious names as Wadada Leo Smith, Ron Miles, Cuong Vu and Arve Henrikson.” The Chicago Reader’s Peter Margasak adds, “Taylor Ho Bynum cemented his reputation as one of the most compelling and progressive trumpeters and bandleaders currently active, at home in every corner of the creative-music map.”
Taylor Ho Bynum Website:

http://www.improvisedcommunications.com/taylor-ho-bynum/

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