Featured drummer of the day- Taylor Gordon, Berklee College of Music graduate

Taylor Gordon

Taylor Gordon of Cedar Hill, Texas, began playing drums at 2 and joined her New Orleans church band at 7. At 14, she became a member of the Cedar Hill High School drumline and the school’s steel drum and jazz bands, and later she took up the marimba and other percussion instruments. Gordon received the Louis Armstrong Jazz and Outstanding Musicianship Awards from the International Association of Jazz Education and was selected to be a member of the Texas Music Educators Association All Region band. She received superior ratings for

two consecutive years for marimba solos in the University Interscholastic League, and in her senior year was honored as an outstanding performer in the league’s State Solo and Ensemble competition.

Taylor Gordon was accepted into the prestigious Berklee College of Music on a full scholarship for her superior skills on drums. During her first two years, her focus was mainly drumming. She has had the honor of playing with Jazz greats such as Robert Glasper and even being offered the opportunity to go on tour with

Grammy Nominated recording artist Musiq Soulchild but declined to finish her education and pursue a career in music production. Gordon had no prior knowledge of technological aspect of music before her Arrival to Berklee. While in high school, Taylor would often recreate beats on her Casio keyboard that she heard playing on the radio. This was very easy for because of her great musical ear and a rare gift she has obtained, “Perfect Pitch”.

Taylor is for now her own, producer, writer,and engineer and has been doing it all for a little over a year now. Her work reflects her ability to progress at a rapid

paste and follow through a task without quitting. Taylor Gordon today still markets and advertises herself through the internet. In the time span of 2 months, Gordon managed to add over 4,500 fans to her facebook page and the numbers are rapidly increasing each day. Everyone is beginning to notice a star in the making.






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