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Taylor Eigsti: Prodigy Taking Jazz World by Storm

By Published: March 11, 2004

For Eigsti, the future means just a few more years of tempering this momentum as he finishes up at USC. After that, watch out! "My dream is to help people, especially the ones under twenty-five, see jazz in a different light," he says. "Jazz is such a pure art form, either mixed with funk or something else, or just as it is. There's so much joy in it. I know that others have gone down this same path, like Wynton Marsalis, who does a great job at bringing jazz to a wider audience. But that's what I want to do, while not necessarily sounding like the other musicians who have come before."

That, and playing in the NFL. Don't laugh; anyone who's accomplished this much this fast, from that night of my enlightenment to the advent of Resonance, just might pull it all off.



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