Centrum is pleased to announce that jazz artist Taylor Eigsti will be teaching and performing at 2018 Jazz Port Townsend!
New York-based pianist and composer Taylor Eigsti has released 7 albums as a leader, receiving two GRAMMY nominations for Best Jazz Solo and Best Instrumental Composition for his CD Lucky to Be Me. He has also been featured as a sideman on many award-winning albums as well as numerous television specials and radio appearances. He and composed the theme music to the motion picture “Detachment” (2011) as well as a song for the new Miles Davis biopic “Miles Ahead.” Taylor was spotlighted in Vanity Fair Magazine among a handful of the young azz musicians in New York.
Taylor has composed and orchestrated music for various symphony orchestras including the San José Chamber Orchestra, Oakland East Bay Symphony, Sacramento Philharmonic, Boston Youth Symphony and the New York Pops. He has had the good fortune of working with such luminaries as Dave Brubeck, Joshua Redman, Nicholas Payton, Esperanza Spalding, Chris Botti, Sting, David Benoit, Christian McBride, Marian McPartland, Red Holloway, John Mayer, James Moody, Chris Potter, Ernestine Anderson, Kurt Rosenwinkel, The Clayton Brothers, Dianne Schuur, Ambrose Akinmusire, Hank Jones, Brubeck Brothers, and Frederica Von Stade.