Born: November 9, 1977
Between 2007 and 2009 Jamie was Course Leader for Jazz at Leeds College of Music (the UK's largest conservatoire), where he remains a principal lecturer on the jazz faculty.
He has worked with leading UK jazz musicians like Alan Barnes, Jim Mullen, Steve Brown, Gary Potter, Reuben Fowler, David Lyttle, Connor Chaplin, Jamil Sheriff, and Carlos Lopez-Real. In the field of popular music he has contributed to projects involving Mercury Music Prize nominee Richard Hawley, CANDID recording artist Sarah Mitchell, and Leeds-based indie band The Pigeon Detectives. Jamie has also played with the National Youth Jazz Orchestra, made several television appearances, and contributed to the American magazine 'Just Jazz Guitar'. In 2005 Jamie featured at the North Wales International Jazz Guitar Festival sharing the bill with Jim Mullen, Trefor Owen, and ex-'Police' guitarist Andy Summers....
“T.T.F. is a poised meeting between Jamie Taylor’s restlessly inquisitive guitar and Tori Freestone’s carefree, fluttering flute work, with exquisite mediation from the horn section” Robert Shore, Jazzwise
An uncanny ability...what more could you want from a jazz guitar? - Just Jazz Guitar Magazine
Enormously impressive...Taylor's playing is full of ideas with a strong sense of direction - Jazz UK
Willing to teachBeginners
Credentials/BackgroundJamie is Principal Lecturer in Jazz at Leeds College of Music (the UK's largest conservatoire), where he is also a senior lecturer on the jazz faculty. He is also a visiting lecturer at the University of Leeds and the University of Sheffield. He is also a featured master on the website mikesmasterclasses.com
Clinic/Workshop InformationJamie is available for clinics on many aspects of jazz improvisation, including: learning repertoire by ear, time feel and articulation, and harmonic techniques.