B. M. (cum laude), University of Connecticut. Mr. Taylor has performed with the Hartford Jazz Orchestra, the Hartford Symphony Summer Pops Series, various theaters and casinos backing such performers as Paul Anka, Johnny Mathis, Joan Rivers, Al Martino and Bob Newhart. He spent seven years “on the road” with The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra playing lead alto sax and clarinet throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. Mr. Taylor has taught privately, group woodwind instruction, summer jazz camps, clinics and adjudicated middle and high school regional and All-State festivals for over 25 years.
A native of Taiwan, oboist Ling-Fei Kang has performed as chamber musician and soloist nationally and internationally, including recitals with Oboe Duo Agosto at the conferences of the Asian Double Reed Association in Bangkok, Thailand, and the International Double Reed Society in Redlands, California and Tokyo, Japan. She is also an experienced educator and teaches oboe at The Loomis Chaffee School, Miss Porter’s School, Renbrook School and Simsbury High School in Connecticut. Ms. Kang graduated with the Prix avec grande distinction from the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal and also earned an Artist Diploma from The Hartt School, University of Hartford. Her principal teachers include Humbert Lucarelli and Bernard Jean.