His resume includes such artists as Brian McKnight, Doc Powell, and Chaka Chan to name a few. Rodney also has an extensive history of working in the gospel music arena with such artists as Phil and Brenda Nicholas, Denece Williams, and Edwin Hawkins; as well as producing his own very first solo release entitled "Soul 4-1-1", on Command / Epic Records in 1991. He was also a noted choral and musical director at the world famous 1st A.M.E. church in Los Angeles, California. As far as saxophonists go, his musical influences include Grover Washington Jr., Cannonball Adderley, Gerald Albright, and many others. Rodney has even more facets to his musical talent. He also has credits in the Television, Film and Theatre industries. Rodney can be heard playing the opening theme song on the sitcom "The Parenthood" which is currently in syndication. He was also featured on the opening theme song along with Chaka Chan for the sitcom titled "High Society". His talents as Vocal Arranger can be heard on the "Barney Movie Soundtrack", which featured Take 6, Jeffery Osborne, and the 1st A.M E. Church Choir. One of Rodney’s most recent accomplishments is receiving a NAACP Award Nomination for Best Musical Director, for the musical "Has Anyone Seen My Rainbow", in 2002.
Rodney started playing clarinet at the age of 10 in the school band in Los Angeles. Rodney then went on to attend Locke High School in Los Angeles, where he participated in a variety of music groups and classes, and began playing the saxophone. Currently, Rodney Taylor resides in the Riverside California area and is performing extensively throughout Southern California, promoting his current Smooth Jazz CD releases.
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