Multi award winning guitarist and composer MARTIN TAYLOR has established a unique musical career as an internationally acclaimed musician, and his inimitable style has seen him recognized as the world’s foremost exponent of solo jazz guitar playing.
Although completely self taught, he has enjoyed a remarkable musical career spanning across five decades, and during that time has invented and developed a way of playing the guitar that is admired, and often imitated, by guitarists all over the world. As well as being a true guitar innovator, he is also a master concert performer, dazzling audiences with his solo shows, which combine virtuosity, emotion, humor, with a strong stage presence.
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‘Martin Taylor is one of the most awesome solo guitar players in the history of
the instrument. He’s unbelievable’ – Pat Metheny
‘He out-shred’s all of us put together….I’ve never seen anything like it’ – Jeff
“Europe’s finest guitarist” – JazzTimes
“The man is no less than a guitar genius” – Martin Bashir (MSNBC Anchor)
“There is a touch of genius in his playing” – Classical Guitar Magazine
“No matter how complex or daring, Taylor’s interpretations never short
change the melodies; indeed, his remarkable fluid touch embues a seamless
beauty. Martin Taylor is something to behold.” – The Washington Post
“Taylor is the finest British guitarist of his generation” – The Times of London
“Martin Taylor is one of the greatest and most impressive guitar players in the
world.” – Chet Atkins
Willing to teach
Intermediate to advanced students
2010 saw the launch of the uniquely innovative Martin Taylor Guitar Academy online. As one of the world’s most recognized online guitar teachers his innovative online guitar school with its headquarters in Napa, CA has been featured on NPR, BBC, Fox News and the LA Times and is subscribed to by guitarists in over 58 countries.
1999 Honorary Doctorate University of the West of Scotland
2002 Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE), awarded by HM the Queen for Services to Music
2008 International Association For Jazz Education, Outstanding Service to Jazz Education
2010 Honorary Doctorate Royal Conservatoire of Scotland