James Taylor and All-Star Band To Perform At Tanglewood

The legendary James Taylor and his All-star band will perform two nights at the Tanglewood concert series on July 3 and 4.

The “Fire and Rain” singer is also a six-time Grammy award winner and was awarded a Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2015. Taylor started his journey playing with a band in Greenwich Village, NYC. After leaving a rehabilitation center for drug abuse, he signed to Warner Bros. Music and released his iconic sophomore album Sweet Baby James.

Throughout his long and ongoing career, Taylor has released 20 studio albums and collaborated with other folk artists like Joni Mitchell, Carole King and Linda Ronstadt.

Taylor is currently touring with his talented band members including Kate Markowitz and Dorian Holley on vocals. His instrumentalists include Andrea Zonn on fiddle, Larry Goldings on piano, Lou Marini on horns, Walt Fowler on keyboard and horns, Michael Landau on Guitar, Jimmy Johnson on bass, Luis Conte on percussion and Steve Gadd on drums. 

After his July 3 performance, Taylor will receive The Tanglewood Medal due to his contribution to the concert series. Altogether, he has performed on the Koussevitzky Music Shed 51 times.

James Taylor’s July 4 performance will end in a celebration of fireworks and in addition, all the proceeds from his performance will be donated back to Tanglewood. 

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Tanglewood is located in the Berkshire hills of Western Massachusetts. The series is the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and features performances from other stars like Brandi Carlile, Jason Mraz and Jon Batiste. 

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