Primary Instrument: Guitar
Adam Taylor is a guitarist, composer and teacher from Oxford and currently based in Leeds.
He is the winner of the Leeds College of Music “606 club” competition 2013 (Aeroplanes at Brescia), semi-finalist for the Bucharest international jazz competition 2013 (Quei Due) and candidate for the Golden jazz trophy 2013 (France).
Adam also won the Performer of the year 2008/9 award and in 2009 the award for “excellence in music” at the Cherwell school.
Notable past performances include: Blue Note jazz club (Milan), Notte di Notte Festival (Italy), Leeds College of Music “The sound of success” gala concert, the great north big band festival and Café Jazz club (Cardiff).
Adam performs with various groups in and around Leeds including: Quei Due, Aeroplanes at Brescia, Bare Bare Bears, the Christine Andrews contemporary jazz orchestra and as a solo performer.
Adam recently transcribed music for the Gil Evans estate.
“Thank you for your efforts…the results are truly special.”
Professor, Departments for Music and Ethnomusicology Director, UCLA Jazz Studies Program
“Gifted and highly enthusiastic ...His work is exemplary.” Ulricht Elbracht, LCM tutor & professional jazz guitarist.
“Moments of real flair...” Robert Mitchell, Saxophonist (BBC big band) and arranger.
You can find Adam online: https://www.facebook.com/AdamTaylorMusician https://twitter.com/zuntzmusic https://soundcloud.com/zuntzmusic http://adamztaylormusic.com/ http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=232936350&trk=tab_pro
Awards:LCM "606 club" competition winner (with Aeroplanes at Brescia). LCM Principal's scholarship winner (with Quei Due). Bucharest international jazz competition semi-finalist (with Quei Due). "Performer of the year" 2008/9 award at the Cherwell school. “Excellence in music” 2009 award at the Cherwell school.
gifted and highly enthusiastic ...His work is exemplary. Ulricht Elbracht, LCM tutor & professional jazz guitarist.
moments of real flair... Robert Mitchell, Saxophonist (BBC big band) and arranger.
Please refer to my website for more information on my teaching. I have a pupil-by-pupil approach, so it may alternatively be better to contact me on: email@example.com
I offer clinics in guitar. Looking at all aspects of the guitar, from technique, style and feel to history, set-up and the context of the guitar. I also offer clinics in rhythmic awareness. This is an area that lots of musicians are either scared or complacent about and it is of supreme interest to me.