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Alan Taylor (a.k.a. ACT) always had a love for good music and good people having a good time (even before he

was a teenager). He has always stayed true to the music. Music was not only a passion but a true hobby. If you

stopped by Alan's house you would be stuck in the aura of him playing all the right music. His skills in music

collaborations had people stay in the dining room for hours and hours. Alan had "listening parties" and was told his

talents should go beyond his dining room.

Alan recognized there wasn't a place for mature people to go out dancing and have a good time in a safe

environment and while ensuring it was affordable. The dining room became too small and was formed.

In November 2004, Alan had his first Old School Party in Waterbury at a large dance hall in a remote area that was safe and had plenty of parking. All the parties were sold with printed tickets. The party was a success with over 200 people attending due to Alan's marketing and promotion skills. A niche was filled: good music, nice venue, excellent ticket price, good food, and good people.
In the beginning, Alan hired DJs to provide the music; however, people wanted to hear him. Alan has been the DJ at his parties ever since.

Alan organized and promoted on average 3 parties a year with each party filling the venues with over 150 people through word-of-mouth. Alan also started implementing the "party with a purpose" philosophy by having 50/50 raffles at the parties-50 percent to a non-profit organization and 50 percent to the winner.

* Host and Programmer 94.3 WYBC-FM Smooth Jazz Sundays

* Work Smooth Jazz and R&B Live events
* October Dance Party in the Palace Theater Poli Club
* Annual Old School Day-After Thanksgiving Jam
* Annual Spring Jams
* Independence Day Parties
* Inauguration Celebration Party at the Waterbury P.A.L. (exclusive)

Due to his success from the parties, Alan started outsourcing his services. Here are some of his
job experiences:

* Weddings

* Adult and Teenager Dance Parties (including birthday parties)
* Family Reunions and Cookouts
* Non-profit Organizations

o 2010 - present Wester Connecticut Autism Speaks Walk
o Granville Academy of Waterbury

* 94.3 FM WYBC Teddy Pendergrass Tribute
* 94.3 FM WYBC Soul of the Sound Cruise
* Palace Theater Color Purple Production After Party
* Waterbury Annual Labor Day Old School Cookout

Alan is also diverse with his music genre; he was requested to deejay a Jewish birthday party
and was a success.

Alan was also recognized for his talents by 94.3 WYBC and was selected for the training
program, and became part of the WYBC family in 2010. Alan had his own one hour show titled,

Smooth Jazz and R&B, which was on the 1340 AM WYBC and, both of Yale
Broadcasting Company.

Alan's number one supporter and business manager is his wife, Helen Taylor.

ACTJams Events

  • The Soulful Sounds of Christmas featuring Will Downing and Najee
  • Promoter and Host of Smooth Jazz Affairs Series:
    • Bob Baldwin
    • Tom Browne
    • Chris Big Dog Davis Featuring Maysa
    • Chris Big Dog Davis Featuring Najee
    • Chris Big Dog Davis Featuring Kim Waters
    • Chris Big Dog Davis Featuring Althea Renee
    • Phil Denny and Eric Leone
  • Promoter and Host of The Connecticut Jazz All-Stars
  • Sponsor of the first Old School Dance Party Toy Drive
  • 2013-2014 94.3 WYBC Drive at 5 Master Mixer DeeJay
  • 2011 -2012 94.3 WYBC Old School Drive at 5 DeeJay
  • After Work Smooth Jazz and R&B Affairs at the Palace Theater
  • Western Connecticut Autism Speaks Walk 2009-present
  • Blues Brothers Revue at the Palace Theater
  • Mamma Mia at the Palace Theater

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