Is it possible to be sweet, sassy and devilish all at once? Well, if you're (talking about) Myra Taylor the answer is undoubtedly "yes." Myra is a native of Kansas, born in Bonner Springs, Kansas and grew up in the 18th and Vine section of Kansas City. Myra became a dancer and singer at a very young age and was no stranger to the world of jazz. Saturday afternoon July 21, 2001 at the 11th annual Kansas City Blues & Jazz Festival Myra gave a memorable performance that was truly unforgettable. Myra's soft and sassy vocal abilities were remarkable as were her faultless comical antics that moved the audience as well as amused them. Myra is a long time veteran of Jazz, Jump, Swing and Blues, Myra can deliver any style of music without question anyway you want it. She is one of the most versatile and charismatic vocalists of the jazz era today.
Myra performed some of her original recordings from 1946 thru 1947, such as "Spider And The Fly," "Take It Easy Greasy" songs she wrote and "Still Blue Water." Additionally, Myra sung a tune called "Hey There," which she wrote especially for her latest CD, entitled "Myra Taylor, My Night To Dream." Myra's down to earth soft, sassy and sultry style of jazz blends perfectly with jazz lover's taste for jazz.
Later that evening, Myra also performed with legendary jazz pianist Jay McShann and continued to captivate the audience with such notable songs as, "Lady Be Good," "Just Give Me A Man" and a favorite tune of Louis Armstrong, "Sunny Side Of The Street". Which she performed one chorus in Louis's deep baritone voice, much to the audience delight! Myra Taylor is truly a free spirit, boundless in time and will continue to please her fans for a longtime to come.