Musical Biography
Atiba Warren Taylor
Atiba Warren Taylor Musical Timeline
 10/26/2013   Reggae & Blues show with Blue Nesta, Rex Bar, Maceio,Br (TBA)

 10/20/2013   Blues and Jazz Festival Recife Antigo(TBA)

 07/5/2013   Show with Kathy White (TBA)

 06/6/2013   Debo Dabney Quartet featuring Warren Atiba Taylor
Valentine Museum Jazz Night, Richmond Jazz Society

 05/20/2013   Show with Reggae Artist "Iron Lion" at the Camel Bar, Richmond,Va  05/03/2013   Debo Dabney and Friends , The Virginian , Richmond, Va

 04/26/2013   Atiba Taylor and Friends, Bogarts Restaurant, Richmond,VA

 02/20/2013  Atiba Taylor and Ricardo Lopez Quartet, Rex Jazz Bar, Maceio Brazil

 11/30 - 12/2/2012 Atiba Taylor with Uptown Band, Porto De Galinhas Jazz Festival, Brazil

 08/17/2012   Performed for the Inauguration of new Braskem Chemical Plant in Maceio,Alagoas attended by Brazil President Dilma Rousseff

 08/2012     headlined the Lencois Jazz Festival with guitarist Artur Menezes

 08/2012    toured the following cities Teresina and Fortaleza, sponsored by Oi Blues by Night.

 07/12/2012     Performed with Igor Prado Blues Band in Sao Paulo
Sesc Cultural Festival

 02/12/2012    Performed with Brazil Modern Jazz Quartet featuring Carlos Bala and with Uptown Band at Garanhuns Jazz Festival 2012

 26/3/2011    Featured vocalist and saxophonist opening for Air Supply at Chevrolet Hall, Recife Alagoas with Uptown Band

 5/3/2011    Featured vocalist and saxophonist with the Don Angelo Jazz Combo and Uptown Band; Garanhuns Jazz Festival

 25/11/2010   Maceio Jazz Festival with Brasil Modern Jazz Quarteto featuring Carlos Bala

 09/2010    UFAL Music Festival with Brasil Modern Jazz Quarteto featuring Carlos Bala

Atiba has shared the stage with organist Jimmy Smith, Arthur Maia, Wynton Marsalis, Woody, Shaw, Waymon Tisdale, Webster Young, Archie Shepp and Bobby McFerrin. Having toured Europe with the internationally based Afro Jazz Group Fra Fra Sound, Atiba has recorded with many Dutch Stars while living in Amsterdam, Holland from 1984 through 1988.

Currently, Atiba Taylor is the vocalist and saxophonist with the Brasil Modern Jazz Quarteto which performed this year at the Garanhuns Jazz Festival 2012, Porto De 2011 Galinhas Jazz Festival and the UFAL Jazz Festival 2011.

Atiba has recently become recognized as superior blues/soul vocalist with a vocal sound similar to that of Robert Johnson, Robert McCray and Keb Mo.

Atiba has also performed with The Dells and Jean Carne to name a few. Atiba was a member of the Howard University Jazz Ensemble from 1975 through 1982 and traveled to Romania and the Virgin Islands as Department of State Goodwill Ambassador with the HU Jazz Ensemble.

Atiba was a recipient of NEA Jazz Fellowship Grant in 1977 and studied with woodwind artist Ken McKentyre, who was a contemporay of Eric Dolphy.

In 1988 Atiba returned from successfully touring Europe to begin performing jazz in and around Richmond, Va. Atiba performed at the 2nd Street Jazz Festival in 1988 and 1989. He also performed at the Dogwood Dell Music Festivals throughout the late 1980’s and early 1990’s as a member of the Richmond Jazz Society and the Richmond Blues Society. Atiba Taylor was also a member of several blues bands in Richmond, Va which were led by the legendary blues harpist Nat Riddles of Spivey Records. Atiba was instrumental in facilitating the re-emergence of blues bands in Richmond, Va.

Returning to Washington, DC in 1990, Atiba performed with the contemporary jazz group AJQ. The highlight of his stint with AJQ was opening for contemporary jazz artist Waymon Tisdale at the Red Cross Jazz Festival in 2006. In addition Atiba was a part of the Brazilian Jazz scene performing with the carnival composition winner from 1980; vocalist Alaor Macedo from Brasilia..

As a guest soloist he was featured with the cutting edge samba jazz group Origem, based in Washington, DC. During the 90’s Atiba could be found singing, or playing piano and saxophone in various churches around Washington, DC. In 1994, Atiba studied vocal technique with the gospel composer, singer and Grammy winner Richard Smallwood.

In 2009 Atiba was invited to perform with Ivan Machado in the rainforest of Bahia. Ivan Machado is one of the founders of the Brazilian percussion group Oludun. He is a musician at the Universade Federal Do Brazil. In addition Atiba has also performed with top chorinho players in the state of Alagoas, Brazil while on this journey.

He is now performing with the Brazil based group “Brasil Modern Jazz Quarteto which features the legendary Brasilian drummer Carlos Bala and is the featured vocalist and saxophonist with Uptown Band of Recife, Pernambuco.
“My goal is to create a state of musical and spiritual happiness whenever I sing or play.”
“I want to create music that reaches all segments of society but can be felt and understood by the everyday man.”
Tel 804-874-0373, email