Taylor Ho Bynum

Performing Arts, 2013

Taylor Ho Bynum has spent his career navigating the intersections between structure and improvisation – through musical composition, performance and interdisciplinary collaboration, and through production, organizing, teaching, writing and advocacy. Bynum’s expressionistic playing on cornet and his expansive vision as composer have garnered him critical attention on over twenty recordings as a bandleader and dozens more as a sideman, as documented on the critically acclaimed 4-album set "Navigation" from 2013, and the debut recording of his 15-piece PlusTet creative orchestra coming in the fall of 2016.

His varied endeavors include his Acoustic Bicycle Tours (where he travels to concerts solely by bike across thousands of miles) and his stewardship of Anthony Braxton’s Tri-Centric Foundation (which he serves as executive director, along with producing and performing on most of Braxton’s recent major projects). He is also a writer and contributor to The New Yorker’s Culture Blog, has taught at universities, festivals, and workshops worldwide, and has served as a panelist and consultant for leading funders, arts organizations, and individual artists.

Awards and Accomplishments


Bynum receives the 2013 Gerald Oshita Fellowship at the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Woodside, CA


Bynum receives the 2013 Artist Fellowship in Music Composition from the Connecticut Office of the Arts


 Bynum conducts the Tri-Centric Orchestra at Roulette in Brooklyn. The program includes Bynum's Questions of Transfiguration