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Ms. Phyllis Taylor Sparks

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Phone: (615) ***-****  HQ Phone
Voyager Records Inc
P.O. Box 41807
Nashville, Tennessee 37204
United States

 
Background

Employment History

  • Harpist
  • Harpist Gallery

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member
    Mantovani Orchestra

Education

  • Bachelor Degree , Music Performance
    University of Michigan
  • second Master's Degree , Music Performance
    Belmont University
  • Master Degree , Music Performance
    University of Michigan
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Web References
Voyager Records - Harp Horizons
www.jazical.com, 16 Aug 2014 [cached]
Phyllis Taylor Sparks and the Dream Machine Trio Voyager Records
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Phyllis Taylor Sparks and the Dream Machine Trio
Voyager CD Releases
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Harp Horizons featuring Phyllis Taylor Sparks and The Dream Machine
Latest Release! Voyager Records' newest delight is Harp Horizons, a wonderful journey for harp and instruments through Celtic hymns and original music. The CD showcases Phyllis Sparks, a dynamic live performer, savvy composer, prolific recording artist and in-demand session player. In her 5th CD, she uses current rhythms and styles in an inspiring journey - through traditional music (Amazing Grace and Simple Gifts) to some incredibly inspired new music for harp, guitar, keyboard, percussion and violin. Assisted by her band "The Dream Machine", Phyllis brings her writing to a new personal level and into the world of pop music. Known for communicating well with her audience, this newest installment is sure to reach everyone on some level. Equally at home playing Celtic hymns or one of her original compositions with a flamenco flavor, Ms. Sparks is broadening musical horizons.
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Venus Harps features Phyllis Taylor Sparks!
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Live promo video of Phyllis Taylor Sparks and the Dream Machine!
Venus Harps - Pedal Harp Specialist
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Phyllis Sparks | More
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Phyllis Sparks - Gold Venus Aria Concert Grand When people are talking about music and they hear the words "Nashville, TN", they are most likely to think of it as the home of the Grand Ole Opry and country music. They may think of the depth of an upright bass or the cry of a pedal steel guitar. They might think of the haunting sound of a fiddle, or music laced stories punctuated by the high tenor of a mandolin. Thoughts of an ornate gold harp, whose beauty is surpassed only by the music it produces, usually do not spring to mind. But Phyllis Taylor Sparks is doing her part to change that.
As owner of a 23 KT Gold Venus Aria harp and the creator of the beautiful music emanating from its strings, Phyllis Taylor Sparks is a dynamic live performer, savvy composer, prolific recording artist, and in-demand session player. Unlike some musicians, Ms. Sparks is not limited to a single genre of music, and her repertoire reflects that. Equally at home playing light jazz, pop standards, Celtic hymns or one of her original compositions with a flamenco flavor, Ms. Sparks is broadening musical horizons. Several years ago, Nashville made a big push to be known as Music City USA in order to reflect the wide divergence of styles being created and recorded. Similarly, Ms. Sparks reflects that diversity in her musical choices. She says, "I specifically came to Music City in order to take advantage of the eclectic musical landscape that Nashville has to offer".
Having played other instruments first, she approaches the harp as a lead instrument. Ms. Sparks states, "Too often, audiences have the preconceived notion that the harp is a beautiful instrument to look at, but not very forceful in its own right When people think of the harp, they think in more visual terms instead of what it can do musically. I'm attempting to break down those barriers".
Ms. Sparks‚ recordings are a reflection of her diversity. "I Remember You" a tribute to Johnny Mercer features the works of one of the best composers of the 20th century, arranged and played by Ms. Sparks and her band, the Dream Machine, in a new age/light jazz style.
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The list of people whom Phyllis Taylor Sparks has played for reads like a virtual Who's Who, including the wedding of Natalie Cole, numerous parties for Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen, and for H.R.H. Prince Edward on his recent trip to Nashville.
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In addition to her work as a solo artist, Ms. Sparks has played with the Nashville Symphony on their Carnegie Hall Tour and on the Amy Grant 2001 Christmas Tour. Ms. Sparks and her jazz trio, The Dream Machine, have played Nashville's prestigious Swan Ball. She has also accompanied Josh Groban, Billy Ray Cyrus, Lorrie Morgan and the legendary Ray Charles. While playing with the Nashville Chamber Orchestra, Phyllis accompanied Trey Anastasio, of the rock group Phish, at the 2004 Bonnaroo Festival.
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So the next time you hear someone mention Nashville, think of Phyllis Taylor Sparks and her golden harp. Or better yet, give her a listen. You will be amazed at the range of styles she plays and the depth of feeling she conveys.
Voyager Records - I Remember You
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Phyllis Taylor Sparks and the Dream Machine Trio Voyager Records
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Phyllis Taylor Sparks and the Dream Machine Trio
Voyager CD Releases
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I Remember You featuring Phyllis Taylor Sparks and The Dream Machine All harp arrangements by Phyllis Taylor Sparks.
An instrumental tribute to Johnny Mercer, featuring Phyllis Taylor Sparks, harpist, and the Dream Machine.
Directory of United States Live Music - Party Bands - Wedding Bands in United States - United States Wedding Bands
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Phyllis Taylor Sparks - Harpist
Phyllis holds Master and Bachelor Degrees in Music Performance from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She is a former member of the famous Mantovani Orchestra. Phyllis has worked as both a solo artist and accompanist for many notable artists...
Contact Voyager Records
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Phyllis Taylor Sparks CDs are available for purchase from these fine retailers.
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Venus Harps features Phyllis Taylor Sparks!
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