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 jazz musicians like Baptiste Herbin, Sheryl Bailey, John Stowell, Roni Ben-Hur, Alan Barnes, Jim Mullen, Sebastiaan DeKrom, Andrea DiBiase, Geoff Gascoyne, Matt Fishwick, Steve Fishwick, Richard Iles, Tom Harrison, Steve Brown, Pete Whittaker, Gary Potter, David Lyttle, Laura Jurd, and Tori Freestone. 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 toured the UK in September 2017 with six-piece jazz/rock project Perpetual Motion Machine. Scroll down to the Videos section to see this exciting band in action!
Jamie's previous group Outside Line was formed in 2013, and the following year released its debut album on GLP Records Introducing Outside Line to considerable critical acclaim.
Jamie is now available for distance learning and is also producing instructional videos for Mike Masterclasses. Again, you can watch samples of these classes in the Videos section below, or visit www.jamie-taylor.com and www.mikesmasterclasses.com for further details...
Eric Kershaw Memorial Prize for Plectrum Guitar UK - 2000
Jamie Taylor is a Hofner Artist and uses
Thomastik-Infeld strings in association with Barnes & Mullins:
Hofner New President
Thomastik Infeld Strings
Fender Deluxe Reverb
Polytone Mini Brute
Fender Jazzmaster Ultralight solid state amp head
“Someone New Suite and Three Colours: Blues Suite show off starkly
contrasting soundscapes. The former has a clear indebtedness to the likes of
Paul Motian, with elements of 1970s fusion and prog, while the latter offers an
alternative perspective on the blues legacy, taking in elements of swing, bop,
and funk. It’s clever, engaging stuff.”
Robert Shore, Jazzwise
Jamie Taylor’s edgy fusion guitar burns through”
John Fordham, The Guardian
“T.T.F. is a poised meeting between Jamie Taylor’s restlessly inquisitive guitar
Tori Freestone’s carefree, fluttering flute work, with exquisite mediation from
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 teach
Beginner to advanced
Jamie is Principal Lecturer in Jazz at Leeds College of Music (the UK's largest conservatoire). He is also a visiting lecturer at the University of Leeds and the University of Sheffield.
Jamie is a featured master on the website mikesmasterclasses.com
Jamie is available for clinics on many aspects of jazz improvisation, including: learning repertoire by ear, time feel and articulation, and harmonic techniques