for the Musicians' Portrait Project, pictured at Edmonton's Winspear Centre before Calix by Phil Darrah.
Christopher Taylor is a native Edmontonian and a graduate of the University of Alberta. He has performed with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra since 1975.
Christopher studied with former ESO trombonist Dr. Malcolm Forsyth and furthered his musical training in Los Angeles with Jeffery Reynolds, Bass Trombonist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and in Chicago with Edward Kleinhammer, Bass Trombonist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Before entering university he was a member of the Edmonton Youth Orchestra, the Cosmopolitan Band, the Banff Festival Orchestra, and the Canadian Chamber Orchestra. He was a founding member of the Malcolm Forsyth Trombone Ensemble and the Festivo Brass Quintet.
Christopher has appeared in the ITV Concert series with international artists such as Henry Mancini and Anne Murray, and in show bands with Bob Hope and Red Skelton. He is an active freelance musician in the Edmonton area.
Since 1981, Christopher has held the position of Instructor of Bass Trombone, Trombone Ensemble and Brass Ensemble at the University of Alberta.
Christopher's other interests include hiking, sailing, painting, sculpture, photography and travel. For the past decade he has been cataloguing the paintings of his late father, J.B. Taylor ( http://www.jbtaylor.ca ) , the respected Canadian landscape artist and teacher.