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What radio stations are playing Phyllis Sparks' CDs and what are some are saying about her? Read Below...

CKWR/Waterloo, Ontario CAN: Tom Quick, Director — "Very enjoyable. I will have the pleasure of using this CD on my Christmas show. Look forward to more delights from your catalogue."

KECG/El Cerrito, CA: Corey Mason, World One Radio Director — "Please forward material!"

WCNK/Big Pine Key, FL: Chuck Thomas, Producer — "Very nice!"

WPRK/Winter Park, FL: Matt Donnelly, GM

WTRB/Ripley, TN: Jenny Wilson, PD — "GOOD!"

WVIC/Lansing, MI: Les Ticack, GM

WPLN/Nashville, TN: Rob Gordon, GM

KBCT/Waco, TX: Jerry Lenamon, GM

WMRA/Harrisonburg, VA: Chuck Sott, Music Director

KAHM/Prescott, AZ: Nancy Silverstein, Music Director — "Look forward to hearing more, especially standards!"

WJR Radio - Detroit, MI

New Additions:
WXPN FM/Philadelphia, PA
— Bob Bittner, PD
WGPR/Detroit, MI — Rosetta Loving, PD
WHRV/Norfolk, VA
KSDS/San Diego, CA
KCCA/Colorado City, AZ
KFIT/Melbourne, FL
WSIE FM/St Louis, MO
KEDM FM/Monroe, LA
KYDS FM/Sacramento, CA
KFUO/St. Louis
— Chuck Rathert, PD


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Phyllis Taylor Sparks - International Soloist

The list of people whom Phyllis Taylor Sparks has played for reads like a virtual Who's Who, including the wedding of Natalie Cole, numerous events for Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen, and for H.R.H. Prince Edward on his recent trip to Nashville. In addition to her work as a solo artist, Ms. Sparks has played with the Nashville Symphony on their Carnegie Hall Tour and on the Amy Grant 2001 Christmas Tour. Ms. Sparks and her jazz trio, The Dream Machine, have played Nashville's prestigious Swan Ball. She has also accompanied Josh Groban, Billy Ray Cyrus, Lorrie Morgan and the legendary Ray Charles.

While playing with the Nashville Chamber Orchestra, Phyllis accompanied Trey Anastasio, of the rock group Phish, at the 2004 Bonnaroo Festival. "That had to be one of the most surreal gigs I've ever played. Being on stage at a world-known music festival in front of 90,000 screaming people was indescribable. Just the roar of the crowd made you feel like you could do anything."

For two seasons, she performed the musical "Christmas Carol", starring actor Jamie Farr at the famous Rymon Auditorium. She also played with the orchestra for the pre-broadway run of Dream, The King and I and South Pacific at the Tennessee Performing Art Center. Phyllis also played for the hit production of The Producers.

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Jazz/Pop/Classical Harpist
Recent tours include the continental United States, Canada, Spain, Japan and South Korea. Ms. Sparks CDs are currently marketed in Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa and South Korea, internationally, and are available in the United States and Canada via Tower Records, as well as through this website. Recently completed an East Coast tour with the Nashville Symphony, culminating with a concert in historic Carnegie Hall.

     • Former member of the Mantovani Orchestra
     • International Who's Who in Music
     • Master's and Bachelor's in Music Performance, University of Michigan

As owner of a 23 KT Gold Venus Aria harp and the creator of the beautiful music emanating from its strings, Phyllis Taylor Sparks is an exceptional performer. Unlike some musicians, Ms. Sparks is not limited to a single genre of music, and her repertoire reflects that. Phyllis also performs on a Venus Classic Concert Grand harp and a Dusty Strings Celtic harp.

Recordings by Phyllis on Voyager Records include: Harp Horizons, Celtic Harp Sparks!, Heart Strings, I Remember You, and Harp For Christmas.

Ms. Sparks regularly performs at conventions, parties, banquets, weddings & receptions, and also performs and records with The Dream Machine (members include): Sam Levine > saxophones, flute / Peter Huttlinger > guitars / John Vogt, John Ownby > bass / Jeff Lisenby, P. Russell Davis > keyboards / Walter Hartman, Richard Lonow > drums / Nick Sparks > percussion / David Davidson > violin

Phyllis Taylor Sparks

What People Are Saying About Phyllis Taylor Sparks:

"Thank you for the wonderful CDs. My wife and sister and I enjoyed them. The tribute to Johnny Mercer was great. I hope you do fabulous business with it." — Jamie Farr

"I thank you so much for sending your terrific album. What a pleasure to hear you play so beautifully the great Mercer songs, and I also loved the band with you." — Margaret Whiting, Artist/Singer Star of the Broadway Show, "Dream", New York, NY

"Thank you for the CD 'Heart Strings'. It is wonderful — very today, yet shows the classical status of the harp." — Don Pippin, Musical Director The Broadway Show, "Dream" and The Rockettes Christmas Spectacular, Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY

"I want to thank you for your eloquent performance. You played beautifully and the artistry of the ensemble was much appreciated by all in the audience." — Leslie Bassett, Composer, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

"I will always remember you and your playing. It is one of my great musical memories. It was a great evening and my wife and I have often remarked not only of your present talent but make a prediction for the great future we feel is ahead for you." — Joseph Stukas, General Director, The Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

"You don’t play at people. You reach their hearts and create something sensational!" — Ed Golterman, Producer, Ed Golterman Enterprises, Inc., Vienna, VA

"Your recording is great! Most harpists can’t play that well after a lifetime at it. Let me know and I’ll push it on my radio program." — Bob Taylor, Radio Personality, WJR Radio, Detroit, MI

"Thanks for playing at the inauguration of our new president last week. God bless you. I look forward to working with you again!" — Jim Burleson, Music Director, Annual Baptist Convention, Nashville, TN

"I enjoyed your playing on the Mantovani Tour! We had a good group. I'm looking forward to seeing you again in Jacksonville. Best wishes." — Sam Fricano, Conductor, The Mantovani Orchestra., Jacksonville, FL

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