Posted on Jun 15, 2012 in Bio | 26 comments
Jeff Taylor grew up in Batavia, New York, and began playing accordion and keyboards in his dad’s band when he was 10. He studied classical piano at the Eastman School of Music and was leader of a small jazz/rock group when he was in the Air Force in Ohio. He has lived in Nashville since 1990. Taylor counts among his performing highlights his two years as bandleader at the Ryman auditorium for the musical production Always, Patsy Cline, hundreds of shows as bandleader at Opryland theme park and on the General Jackson showboat, The Skaggs Family Christmas Tour, and many appearances on the Grand Ole Opry backing numerous artists. He has recorded with Elvis Costello, Paul Simon, Harry Connick Jr., Keith and Kristyn Getty, Amy Grant, George Strait, The Chieftains, Martina McBride, Buddy Greene, Vince Gill and Ricky Skaggs. He was a featured artist on the Ricky Skagg’s and Kentucky Thunder InstrumentalsCD that won a Grammy in 2007 for Best Bluegrass Album. Besides excelling on accordion and piano, he also shines on the concertina, penny whistle, mandolin and bouzouki.
Love that center picture. Must be Uncle Jerrys Sunday morning.
Yes it was Uncle Jerry's!
Nice to see you Jeff.
I'm so proud of you little Bro!
All this time after the Uncle Jerry Show! Way to go, Jeff!
I always knew that some day I would be saying, "Those Taylor brothers played at MY wedding!"
And to think I knew you when you were just Katie's little brother. Way to go, Jeff!
Yeah I kinda remember him as Kathie's little somewhat but not too bad, irritating little brother. LOL . Wow you really put your name on the books! Congrats!
Way to go, Jeff!
And I joked with you, hung around with Dusel and you, and played second chair trumpet in the same group – always knew you had the talent and personality to really go big. Isn't God good to us? Great job, Jeff!
Thanks for the kind words at the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass soundcheck. Great seeing you in California. Rest assured we'll be headed back to nashville before long.
Hey Randy does your band play that great old song from the late 60's———–B.J. BLUES ?
We'll start working on it Boom Boom
Jeff, I would just like to say thanks..you always have time to answer my emails & yes, you sure got the talent!
Hi Jeff, I saw you perform last night with Keith & Krystyn Getty in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Amazing show. Too much talent on one stage at the same time. Thoroughly enjoyed the show & your talents. Marlon Harris
I hope You Like it ,,,,?
Jeff – my husband and I met you after the Elvis C show at the Cain's in Tulsa (he was the crazy guy with the old poster, suitable for signing!). Anyway, we have always talked about how generous you and others were after that show. We saw the Grammy nom tonite for the Time Jumpers and my husband said, That's the group that my guy from the Elvis Costello show plays with! And, sure enough, here you are! A long way of saying: It's good to see good people being recognized. It's one thing to be talented; another to also be a good person. Happy for you!
I still remember when you changed the words and sang "Down on Lake Road" in the chicken coop – PRICELESS!
Jeff is the man.
Enjoyed talking to you on the plane to Denver. Hope you had a safe drive to vail in the snow!
man I love your playing, and I'm also tickled to hear your an ex Air force band guy, I just retired as an Air Force guitarist in 2011.
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