The Smooth Operators Photo Gallery from The Emerald Queen Casino.



The Smooth Operators Photo Gallery
From The Emerald Queen Casino

The Smooth Operators Photo Gallery from The Emerald Queen Casino.

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The Smooth Operators Photo Gallery from The Emerald Queen Casino

Here are The Smooth Operators with Greg Adams, Paul Brown, and Ed Taylor rehearsing and performing for their Tacoma concert at The Emerald Queen Casino.



Ed Taylor preparing the band for The Smooth Operators. Doug Barnett (bass) and Eugene Bien (keywords) are behind Ed.
Ed Taylor preparing the band for The Smooth Operators. Doug Barnett (bass) and Eugene Bien (keyboards) are behind Ed.

Paul Brown relaxes everyone after Teddy Dorch confesses he miss-read the chart.
Paul Brown relaxes everyone after Teddy Dorch confesses that he miss-read the chart. Paul, laughed and said, "I wish I had written it that way."

Smooth Operators Musical Director Doug Barnett playing and listening.
The Smooth Operators Musical Director Doug Barnett enjoys getting the sound just right . . . and his bass solos are always a joy.

Ed Taylor and Greg Adams relax a little bit during rehearsal.
Ed Taylor and Greg Adams relax a little bit during rehearsal.

Fellow horn players listened to Greg Adams and compared the size of their horns to Greg's.
Fellow horn players listened to Greg Adams and compared the size of their horns to Greg's.

Comedian Ralph Porter joined the band for lunch..
Comedian Ralph Porter joined the band for lunch. The buffet featured roasted carrots. That won my heart. Ralph won the hearts of the crowd at the performance that night. He did an excellent job of getting people to laugh, dancing in the aisles, and introducing each segment as the master of ceremony.

In the Green Room at the Emerald Queen Casino The Smooth Operators posed for a photo together.
In the Green Room at the Emerald Queen Casino The Smooth Operators posed for a photo together.

Ralph Porter lossened everyone up with comments and a little dancing in the Green Room as Paul Brown tuned his Gibson Custom guitar.
Ralph Porter lossened everyone up with comments and a little dancing in the Green Room as Paul Brown tuned his Gibson Custom guitar.

Ed Taylor with a solo at The Emerald Queen Casino.
Ed Taylor was first up after Ralph. It was his job to start the musical mood moving at The Emerald Queen. He did a great job.

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As the audience was introduced to each of The Smooth Operators they began to appreciate both the stature of the entertainers and their abilities. Wow!

Each of the sidemen played like they had worked together for years.
Each of the sidemen played like they had worked together for years. Ed prepared them well and the band was phenominal.

Ed gave his Gibson a chance to sing.
Ed gave his Gibson a chance to sing.

The four-piece horn section did a great job for all three Smooth Operators.
With such a great horn player as Greg Adams, we couldn't afford to have a so-so horn section. The four-piece horn section did a great job for all three Smooth Operators.

Paul Brown mad great music and funny comments.
Paul Brown made great music and funny comments. "I spent the afternoon walking the streets of Tacoma and signing autographs . . . of course, everybody thought I was Bill Clinton."

The Smooth Operators traded solos and applause.
The Smooth Operators traded solos and applause.

Paul Brown played the guitar and sang his songs.
Paul Brown played the guitar and sang his songs. He says, "My parents always wanted me to sing more . . . they were singers."

Although they both live in the Los Angeles area, Greg and Paul don't get a chance to play together very much.
Although they both live in the Los Angeles area, Greg and Paul don't get a chance to play together very much. They talk about recording together in the near future, however.


The concert at the Emerald Queen was not just one more show on a long tour. It was a night of new music to many people, and a chance to marvel at musical skills. The Smooth Operators enjoyed the crowd as much as the crowd enjoyed them.

The Emerald Queen Casino has a nice facility with two big screens and live on-camera operators.
The Emerald Queen Casino has a nice facility with two big screens and live on-camera operators.

The Smooth Operators at The Emerald Queen Casino had an excellent night of laughter, dancing, and wonderful music.
After an encore of Mercy, Mercy, Mercy The Smooth Operators took their final bows. The people loved them.

The Smooth Operators at The Emerald Queen Casino had an excellent night of laughter, dancing, and wonderful music.

The Smooth Operators at The Emerald Queen Casino had an excellent night of laughter, dancing, and wonderful music.




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The Smooth Operators are available through TayEd Productions (Michelle Taylor & Don Doman Principals). Call 253-759-6639 to book a performance or a tour or write smooth@thesmoothoperators.net for details.



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