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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.

Jazz/Pop/Classical Harpist

Recent tours include the continental United States, Canada, Spain, Japan, and South Korea. 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. She also performs on a Venus Classis Concert Grand harp and a Dusty Strings Celtic harp.

Ms. Sparks regularly performs at conventions, parties, banquets, weddings and 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

Hymn Arrangements For Solo Harp - CD    
Hymn Arrangements For Solo Harp - CD