Hanah John Taylor Joins Madison Media Institute

Madison Media Institute - College of Media Arts in Madison, Wisconsin, is thrilled to announce legendary jazz musician, Hanah John Taylor, has recently joined the recording department staff.

Hanah Jon Taylor joins the Recording department after receiving the critical acclaim of audiences and media throughout Europe, Scandinavia and the Americas. His lyrical persona on flute, saxophone and wind synthesizer has warranted him a master of improvisation. He has appeared with Richie Havens, drummer Steve McCall, pianist Antonello Salis, saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell, the Ethnic Heritage Ensemble with Kalil El Zabar, the Colson Unity Troupe, bassists Rafael Garrett and Malachi Favors, and the Great Black Music Ensemble of Chicago. Hanah' led the first avant-garde ensemble to perform in Cuba. He was commissioned by the University of Chicago to organize and direct its first improvisational orchestra. Hanah' established the Musonics Foundation, a cadre of musicians, dancers, and actors, organized to provide artistic activities designed to encourage self-expression in young people. He holds a masters degree in Music Therapy from Southern Illinois University. His awards include Best Jazz Artist for 2005 and 2006; Best Instrumentalist for 2005; Best Jazz Composition for 2006 at the Madison Area Music Awards; and Jazz Personality of the Year at the 2006 Isthmus Jazz Festival. He presently records under the Rogue Art Records label in Paris and is co-founder and director of the Madison Center for Creative and Cultural Arts.

Madison Media Institute, a nationally accredited college, has been preparing students for jobs in electronic media since 1969. They are considered a leading resource for training, information, and expertise in new media which is reshaping the entertainment and communications industries. Madison Media Institute grants Associate degrees in Digital Media Design and Production, Video and Motion Graphics, and Recording and Music Technology. All of the programs MMI offers use the latest tools and techniques to provide students with the training they need to pursue a career in multimedia. MMI graduates become Videographers, web designers, 3D animators, music producers, sound engineers or one of the many other professions in the entertainment and media field.

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