Adam Taylor is a jazz guitarist and composer from the U.K. He is currently based in the Netherlands where he is involved in several projects and performs regularly on the European and U.K scene.
After graduating from Leeds College of Music in 2013 with a first class honours degree in jazz, Adam won several awards for his innovative playing. He received the Eric Kershaw memorial prize for guitar and the LCM 606 club competition in 2013. In 2014 he received the Jimmy Woode award and in 2015 he was a semi-finalist in the prestigious Montreux jazz guitar competition.
One of the few jazz guitarists to use the touch technique developed predominantly by guitarist Stanley Jordan, Adam is able to sound like a piano with two independent hands able to move all over the neck simultaneously.
Adam has been a member of the Leeds College of Music contemporary jazz orchestra, The Metropole academy orchestra and Corrie Van Binsbergen's free- improvisation ensemble.
He currently plays in Neon and the Deons, a quartet featuring Dillon Baiocchi on the alto sax, Johannes Fend on Double bass and Richie Struck on drums. They are working new material and will be playing across Europe in 2017.
Adam is in a duo project with singer Vera Naus in which the two set Shakespeare sonnets to music. They will go into the studio in February to record their debut album. The duo will also be performing across Europe in 2017.