Paul Taylor (saxophonist)

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Paul Taylor
OriginDenver, Colorado, United States
GenresSmooth jazz
Years active1995-present

Paul Taylor (born 1960) is an American smooth jazz saxophonist who has released eleven albums since his debut On the Horn in 1995. He is a graduate of University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), where he attended with a full music scholarship.[1] He is signed to Peak Records. Although originally from Denver, Colorado, he is based in Las Vegas, Nevada.[2] He also played as a special guest with the Rippingtons for a short time in 1999 and 2000, after Jeff Kashiwa left the group and before Eric Marienthal joined them.[3]

He collaborated with many R&B vocalists such as LaToya London, Regina Belle, Maxi Priest, Peabo Bryson and Terry Dexter.[4]


Studio albums[edit]

Year Title[5] Peak chart positions Record label[5]



1995 On The Horn 23 Countdown Records
1997 Pleasure Seeker 11 Countdown Records
2000 Undercover 6 27 N-Coded Music/N2K Records
2001 Hypnotic 12 Peak Records
2003 Steppin Out 11 40 Peak Records
2005 Nightlife 5 Peak Records
2007 Ladies' Choice 5 26 Peak Records
2009 Burnin 7 Concord/Peak Records
2011 Prime Time 7 E-One
2014 Tenacity 6 E-One
2016 Countdown 9 E-One/Peak Records


  1. ^ "UNLV alumnus Paul Taylor returns as Ham Hall headliner". Las Vegas Review-Journal. 2014-11-06. Retrieved 2021-03-13.
  2. ^ Ollison, Rashod (2005-03-17). "Paul Taylor gives smooth jazz a good name". Baltimore Sun.
  3. ^ "Paul Taylor | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved 2021-03-13.
  4. ^ "StackPath". Retrieved 2021-03-13.
  5. ^ a b "Paul Taylor".
  6. ^ "Paul Taylor: Top Jazz Albums". Billboard.
  7. ^ "Paul Taylor: Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard.
  8. ^ "Paul Taylor: Top Independent Albums". Billboard.