About Ms Taylor P. Collins
Ms Taylor P Collins has carved out a remarkable career as a contemporary Blues and Jazz artist, vocalist and bandleader. Far away from Columbus, Ohio and her native home of Norfolk, VA, Collins is one of Northern California’s most valued treasures, who is highly revered by her music constituents and fans alike.
Mentored by her dear friend, the late legendary vocalist Miss Ruth Brown, Collins developed and honed an original and impressionable Blues style that unmistakably makes her one of the genre’s most commanding artists in both live and recorded performances. Her unique, impeccable appearance, along with her sophisticated and powerful vocal performances are why she has developed and maintained a fan base that has been consistently devoted and loyal throughout the years.
Ms Taylor P Collins’ has shared stages with some of music’s greatest performers such as the late Etta James, Miss Ruth Brown, The Neville Brothers, Barbara Morrison, Albert Collins, Gladys Knight, and she has opened for John Handy, LaVerne Baker and Jefferson Starship. When an artist can hold his/her own in that kind of company, it is no wonder she has been able to endure a career of longevity that many artists themselves cannot claim.
Collins’ and her fiery, world-class band, The Taylor P Collins Band consists of some of the finest musicians in the industry. It is through her collaboration with Pamela Charlles Arthur (Keyboards), Levi Lloyd (Guitar), Jeff Chambers (Bass), Bryan Yoshida (Bass), Jason McIntosh (Drums), Michael Peloquin (All Saxes and Harmonica), Mike Parykaza (Trumpet), Mike Rinta (Trombone), and with Collins on Lead and Background Vocals that they are consistently club, venue and festival favorites.
Ms Taylor P Collins’ professionalism and continued achievements can be attributed to her continually reinventing herself, staying true to herself and, more importantly, always keeping her head to the sky.
“Everything comes out in blues music: joy, pain and struggle.
Blues is affirmation with absolute elegance”Wynton Marsalis