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
What others have to say about Adam:
“Gifted and highly enthusiastic …His work is exemplary.”
Leeds College of Music tutor & professional jazz guitarist.
“Moments of real flair…”
Leeds College of Music tutor, Saxophonist (BBC big band) and arranger.
“A name to watch in the Leeds musical community.”
Artist in residence for Arts at Trinity, Course Leader for Flamenco Guitar Studies at Instituto Cervantes.
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