“a beautiful voice that is fluid and disciplined . . . “
— Orange County Register

Malesha Jessie Taylor, M.M. DOWNLOAD RESUME

Recent Projects

She’s Coming

A new venture, my house music EP with Salah Ananse. We are called, “DJELI,” aka Griots are an endogamous caste of performing artists, mediators, and historians that exist throughout West Africa. Look for us Labor Day Weekend at The Atlanta Weekender aka HOUSE IN THE PARK 2019

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Live Performance

In collaboration with Zucot Art Gallery and the exhibition, “HER. Her Voice. Her Heart. Her Art.”


I, Too, Sing America

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Malesha Taylor, soprano, and Richard Thompson, piano

In celebration of National Poetry Month, soprano Malesha Jessie Taylor and pianist/composer Richard Thompson will perform Thompson’s original compositions on two song cycles which feature settings of the poetry of Langston Hughes and Paul Laurence Dunbar.

Prior Engagements:

Boston Pops Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, Pacific Symphony Orchestra, Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Opera and San Francisco Opera

Major Venues:

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Disney Concert Hall, War Memorial Opera House, Avery Fisher Hall- Lincoln Center, Hollywood Bowl, Orange County Performing Arts Center, Cerritos Performing Arts Center,

Conductors: John Mauceri, Steven Mercurio, Dean Williamson, John DeMain, John Alexander, Keith Lockhart and Placido Domingo


Master of Music degree in Vocal Arts from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from California State University, Fullerton.


The function of art is to do more than tell it like it is, it’s to imagine what is possible.
— bell hooks