Meet the Band
Jeff Taylor – Trumpet/Vocals
Jeff Taylor was born and raised in Kansas City. He was exposed at an early age to the History and Colors of the K.C. Jazz Tradition. He started gigging at the age of twelve with the “AL Bronson Polka Band” and was playing Lead Trumpet for the “Kansas City Shriner Big Band” by the age of fourteen, and gigging around the Kansas City area during his High School years.
Jeff was awarded the N.A.J.E. outstanding musician award Nine times, during his High School and College years. Then awarded the Outstanding Lead Trumpet award at the Chicago Jazz festival and Hawaiian Jazz Festival. He attended the University of Kansas, where he received a full scholarship in Trumpet Performance.
He later attended the University of North Texas, where he studied with the legendary trumpet teacher Don “Jake” Jacoby. After a few years of intensive studies, the Clark Terry Big Band picked him up to play Lead Trumpet. Then followed by a two-year stint of playing Lead with the Maynard Ferguson Orchestra. He finally landed in Dallas, where he played with Bill Tillman (Blood Sweat and Tears) for nearly a decade.
He started the Jeff Taylor Band in 1995 that performs for Corporate Events, Weddings and for Dallas’s Most Elite Clientele. The band performed Live in Tokyo Japan for the Millennium New Years Eve Celebration and attended theThe Recording Academy in 2005.
His five CD’s can be found on CDBaby and iTunes. His last three CD’s where Submitted for aThe Recording Academy. He is currently a Clinician for Yamaha Trumpets, Vice President of S.T.E.P. Society of Talent and Entertainment Professionals and an Associate member of The Recording Academy since 2005.
Jeff has also had the Honor of performing for former Presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush and President Obama…and his Jazz Trio is a regular for the Bush family’s events at their Dallas home.
Jeff Plays Professionally and does Clinics and Concerts all over the world. He is one of the top Trumpeters in the Country and stays very busy in the Studios, Playing Concerts, Recording his own CD’s and keeps a packed Touring Schedule with some of the Biggest Artists in the Biz.