Dr. Edward Taylor

Senior Lecturer in Music Theory
School of Music
One Bear Place #97408
Baylor University
Waco, TX 76798-7408
Phone: (254) 710-3661
Fax: (254) 710-1191

Edward Taylor, Senior Lecturer in Music Theory, holds a Ph.D. in music theory and composition from Rutgers University. He earned a B.M. in jazz studies from the Mason Gross School of the Arts, studying drums with Keith Copeland and composition with Kenny Barron and Mark Kirk. An active drummer and composer, Taylor has performed with many well-known artists from the New York City area including Chris Bacas, John Farnsworth, Joel Frahm, Vic Juris, Michael Philip Mossman, Jeb Patton, Pete Rodriguez, Jaleel Shaw, Harvie S., Terell Stafford, and Danny Walsh. Taylor’s performance career has taken him to jazz clubs, festivals, and concert halls throughout the United States and Europe. He made his Carnegie Hall debut in 1996, performing with vocalist Jewel Crenshaw. Taylor appears on several recordings, most notably three releases by the jazz quartet Groove Apparatus, a group that he co-founded in 1997 with Scott Robert Avidon and Steve Swanson. Taylor can also be seen and heard playing drums in the award-winning independent film, Meemo, by writer/director Joe LaPenna.