Austin Jazz Vocalist Dena Taylor’s Soon-to-be-Released CD, Certitude, is
Creating a Buzz with Music Industry Insiders
Being released in mid-January, Certitude, has jazz vocalist, Dena Taylor, paired with a new
producer. Under the direction of New York producer/musician, Matt Smith, it is reflective of
Smith’s New York style fused with the “Austin touch” and blended with Taylor’s own unique
skills. No little surprise is the guest appearance of Grammy winner, Redd Volkaert.
(PRWEB) December 14, 2009 -- Jazz Vocalist, Dena Taylor, has changed more than just cities with her relocation
to Austin, Texas last year. The CD’s title, Certitude, meaning “freedom from doubt” or “something that is
unfailing,” shows strong confidence in both sound and style and that confidence is well founded. This new pairing
of Taylor with New York producer/musician, Matt Smith has introduced a new approach and a new life to the
music she sings. It’s fresh, edgy, stylish and, frankly, quite interesting!
Smoky, sexy, soft - the velvety voice of Dena Taylor dominates not just a corner of the room but indeed the
entire wall of sound created by the "on" button of the stereo. And her voice on this new CD is the one thing that
has not changed .. it’s still the same singer who captivated listeners with her 2008 release, Round Midnight.
Taylor's road to success has been hard-won, even inspirational. Upon leaving the military, Taylor found herself
in a violent car accident that left her with severe brain trauma - it took her a full two years for Taylor to regain her
powers of speech and motion.
Today, Taylor lends her personal support to a number of good causes that support others who have endured
adversity. It is a testament to Taylor's talent, however, that her sound never seems "preachy." Rather, the adversity
Taylor has faced lends her voice a hard, knowing edge - like that of a Gladys Knight at her prime - that gives her
music a ripened maturity so many pop stars lack.
Industry insiders who have heard preliminary tracks from Ce