Logo, Randy Taylor, Contemporary Music in Upland, CA  

(855) 484-8021
Upland, CA 91784-7327

Artist Bio

Randy Taylor is an exceptionally gifted and passionate baritone vocalist with a distinctively sophisticated and resounding quality far beyond his age. Though only in his twenties, Randy is a lifelong music aficionado who has absorbed, emulated, and enjoyed numerous jazz legends and Great American Songbook interpreters. While playing with his mother's tape recorder at age five, he sang an entire Sam Cooke cassette tape acapella by memory.

Randy, Contemporary Music in Upland, CA

Randy on Stage,  Contemporary Music in Upland, CA

This began his lifelong love affair with singing, followed by his first live audience debut performing "Tutti Frutti" and "Johnny B. Goode" lyrics for his elementary weekly chapel service at age eight.

 
Vast Musical Repertoire

Randy has performed in widely diverse settings, ranging from UCLA's Hammer Museum, The Beverly Hills Hotel, John Anson Ford Amphitheater, and Beijing and Shanghai Concert Halls in China.

He has also studied and performed alongside exceptionally accomplished musicians, including pianist Tamir Hendelman, vocalists Barbara Morrison and Cedric Berry, arranger Michele Weir, and personally mentored by legendary jazz guitarist Kenny Burrell.

He won the National Anthem Contest in 2006 singing for a crowd of 6,000 at Claremont Colleges and preformed for the City of Claremont.

On July 20, 2013, Randy Taylor headlined his own concert—The Midsummer Night's Jazz Concert. The selections he performed are hand selected and represented some of his very favorites. He skillfully took well-known classics, along with contemporary material, and personalized them with his own distinctive mark.

 
Educational Background

Randy obtained a bachelor's degree in Ethnomusicology & Jazz Vocal Studies from UCLA in 2011, studying global musical approaches and theoretical systems. In May 2016, he earned a Master's in Business Administration (MBA with a marketing concentration) from the University of La Verne. Randy aims to implement both degrees towards advancing his musical career.

Young & Fresh
With vocal skills to be among the most preeminent of his generation.

He enjoys researching music and songs he sings, studying bios of past singers, and mesmerizing audiences. Some have said he has the skills to be the best and they look forward to seeing him perform in prestigious venues like the Universal Amphitheater. As one of the most humble people you will ever meet, Randy credits every accomplishment to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and dreams of singing at Carnegie Hall.

Contact him today in Upland, California, to learn more about his easy listening jazz talents.