Jamie Taylor

Jamie Taylor is a UK based jazz guitarist and bandleader, who also lectures in jazz guitar at the UK's largest music college, Leeds College of Music.

About Me

Hofner Artist Jamie Taylor is a jazz guitarist based in the North of England. He is also a principal lecturer at Leeds College of Music (the UK’s largest music college), teaching jazz guitar and musicianship on the BA Hons degree programme, for which he was Course Leader between 2007-2009. Today, Jamie gives performances, masterclasses and workshops around the UK, and also offers private guitar lessons. Jamie maintains a busy performing schedule, and has worked with leading musicians across a range of styles, such as Steve Fishwick, Sheryl Bailey, Roni Ben-Hur, Sebastiaan DeKrom, Andrea DiBiase, Pete Whittaker, Richard Iles, Adrian Ingram, Alan Barnes, Jim Mullen, Baptiste Herbin, Laura Jurd, Steve Brown, Neil Yates, Tori Freestone, Reuben Fowler, David Lyttle, Tom Harrison, Carlos Lopez-Real, Gary Potter, Richard Hawley, and The Pigeon Detectives. Jamie’s latest project is the jazz-rock group ”Perpetual Motion Machine" - this group completed a 15-date UK tour in September 2017. Having taught jazz exclusively, and at conservatoire level, for more than fourteen years, Jamie is now one the country’s most experienced tutors in the idiom, and many of his former students have now gone on to successful careers of their own; some of these include members of Roller Trio, Bryan Ferry Orchestra, Led Bib, Submotion Orchestra, Everything Everything, The 1975, and Sony/EMI artist Bruno Major. Thanks to the possibilities of the internet, Jamie now has students all over the world. He is a featured “master” on the internationally respected website Mike’s Masterclasses, where other masters include Lorne Lofsky, Paul Bollenbeck, Sheryl Bailey, John Stowell, and Steve Herberman amongst others. Closer to home, Jamie is also Electric Guitar Advisor and Examiner for the organization Yorkshire Young Musicians. Jamie was himself a student at Leeds College of Music, graduating in 2000 with first class honours and receiving the Eric Kershaw Prize for Plectrum Guitar. After a further year of study, he completed his M.Mus degree, and was awarded the College Prize for Postgraduate Studies.