Matthew Skoller Chicago Wind feat. Precious Taylor

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Fri, Mar 1, 2024

Matthew Skoller Chicago Wind feat. Precious Taylor

with Precious Jewel Taylor

Matthew Skoller is one of Chicago’s most respected harp blowers and blues bandleaders. Since 1987 he has played all of Chicago’s heaviest showcase venues and toured much of the world with his super tight ensembles. Deeply rooted in the tradition of the Chicago blues elders with whom he worked and studied, Skoller has developed a unique style that conjures the past while being firmly planted in the present. His blues wardrobe clothes a range of original songs whose subject matter comments on many of the issues and realities of life during this age of technology, information and upheaval. Skoller, known for his fiery and engaging performances, combines passionate harp playing and singing with original song writing and prodigious production skills. He has self produced 4 of his own critically acclaimed cds. More...

Precious Jewel Taylor

At age eight, Precious began performing with her brothers in the band "TNT". By eleven, she did shows and recordings, and appeared in local plays. She studied Opera and Theatre, and Jazz, Ballet, and Modern Dance at The Chicago Conservatory of Music. Precious toured Europe and Asia and acted in several shows including "Forgotten Pearls", "The Dinah Washington Story", and "The Blues Brothers Revival" as Sister Callie.