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 former 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, on the Amy Grant Christmas Tour and regularly records with the Nashville String Machine. Phyllis played the new Johnny Mathis CD “Sending You A Little Christmas”. The CD features duets with Billy Joel, Natalie Cole, Jim Brickman, Gloria Estefan, Vince Gill & Amy Grant.
She is a former member of the famous Mantovani Orchestra. Ms. Sparks and her jazz trio, The Dream Machine, have played Nashville's prestigious Swan Ball. She has also accompanied Josh Groban, Martina McBride, Kip Winger, Dennis DeYoung, Dolly Parton, Donna Summer, Wynonna, Billy Ray Cyrus, Lorrie Morgan and the legendary Ray Charles, to name a few.
For two seasons, she performed the musical "Christmas Carol", starring actor Jamie Farr at the famous Ryman Auditorium. She also played with the orchestra for the pre-broadway run of Dream, The King and I, South Pacific, Camelot starring Lou Diamond Phillips, The Fantastics and the hit show The Producers at the Tennessee Performing Art Center.
Phyllis' music has been featured on the TV show “Necessary Roughness” on the U.S.A. Network. Ms Sparks has also played on numerous FILM SCORES including Fireproof starring Kirk Cameron. She is performing Celtic harp on the song “Fire Within” sung by Natalie Rogers in the major movie release “SOUL SURFER”. Phyllis is currently the Southern Regional Director of the American Harp Society, President of the Nashville Harps Society and has 7 releases on Voyager Records.