Mark Taylor is a master Flamenco guitarist. Mr. Taylor resides in Northern California and travels to Spain nearly every year to further his already deep knowledge of Flamenco music and culture. He has studied Flamenco guitar in Granada, Sevilla, Jerez de la Frontera and Madrid.
Since 1987, Mr. Taylor has performed in Spain and the United States. He is known for his superb Solo Guitar performances as well as being a featured performer with premier Flamenco song and dance companies, such as Sol Flamenco and Potaje (directed by Chus Alonso). He has collaborated with Francisco Gaona’s stage productions of Romanceros Gitanos, Cante Jondo and Cantares by Federico García Lorca.
Radio and television credits include interviews by Jose Maria Velasquez in Madrid, Spain; Radio Onda Ribera in Navarra, Spain and Michael Krazny’s “Forum” on KQED Public Radio in San Francisco. Mark’s music is spotlighted on televised programs, including the Discovery Channel’s “Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern” (in the “Spain” and “Morocco” episodes) and NBC’s “The Brave” (Episode 6, The Seville Defection, featured “Maite”, an original Rumba composition).
Concert venues include the Cowell Theater (San Francisco), La Peña Cultural Center (Berkeley), The Crest Theater (Sacramento), Kuumbwa Jazz Center (Santa Cruz), Jarvis Conservatory (Napa), Sinatra Theater (Lake Tahoe), Hults Center (Eugene, OR) and the Portland Theater (Portland, OR).
Festivals: The Santa Barbara Flamenco Festival with La Tania Flamenco Dance Company,
the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival with La Fibi Flamenco Dance Company, Portland Flamenco Festival with Sol Flamenco, Gloria Ferrer Catalan Festival with Sol Flamenco, Healdsburg Guitar Festival with Aire Flamenco, Petaluma Summer Music Festival, Las Vegas Guitar Society, Stony Point Concert Series and the Pistol River Concert Series.