Dotti Anita Taylor
Dotti Anita Taylor is a pianist, flutist, producer, composer, arranger, transcriber, mathematician and poet who has written over 150 compositions. As a flutist, she performed in the first Mary Lou Williams Women In Jazz Festival at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., is Musical Director/flutist for the New York Jazz Flutet, and has her own quartet and seven-piece women's ensemble. One of her newest ventures is playing flute in concert with The Ravel Trio during their 2005 - 2006 season. She has recorded with the Ted Dunbar Quartet, Jason Lindner Big Band and Keisha St. Joan. Dotti began her study of piano at age 3-½, studied at the Caputo Conservatory of Musical Arts, the Juilliard School of Music-Prep. Dept. and received a BA in math and MA in music from Queens College. As a pianist she plays with the Tonal Artistes Orchestra, Ray Abrams Big Band and serves as a sub in the Harlem Blues and Jazz Band. She is the recipient of several NEFA Meet The Composer grants. After serving for several years as ConcertProducer/Board member/Treasurer of an organization called International Women In Jazz, she is now the President of this growing organization.