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.
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.