Tuesday 25th March 2014 -
‘He out-shred’s all of us put together… I’ve never seen anything like it’ ~ Jeff Beck
Award-winning guitarist Martin Taylor has established a unique career as an internationally acclaimed musician, and his inimitable style has seen him recognised as the world’s foremost exponent of solo jazz guitar playing. Although completely self-taught, he has enjoyed a remarkable musical career spanning four decades. As well as being a true guitar innovator, Martin is also a master concert performer, dazzling audiences with his solo shows which combine virtuosity, emotion and humour. His ground-breaking solo album Artistry was No.1 in the HMV Jazz Charts for a record 12 weeks and in 2002 Martin was appointed MBE ‘for services to jazz music’.
In 2007 he received the prestigious BBC Radio 2 Heart Of Jazz Award in recognition of his career in music, and has been voted Best Guitarist in the British Jazz Awards a record eleven times!