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New York-based pianist and composer Taylor Eigsti started playing the piano when he was 4 years old. He was quickly labeled a prodigy, and has since released 7 albums as a leader.
Eigsti has been recognized by critics internationally for his unique touch and rhythmic control, and his innovative improvisational storytelling. Over the last few years, Eigsti received two GRAMMY nominations for Best Jazz Solo a
The national spotlight has allowed many more listeners to become accustomed to Eigsti, which has led to the good fortune of performing or recording with such luminaries as Dave Brubeck, Joshua Redman, Nicholas Payton, Esperanza Spalding, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Christian McBride, Gretchen Parlato, Red Holloway, Hank Jones, James Moody, Julian Lage, David Benoit, Patti Austin, Frederica Von Stade, among many others over the years. nd Best Instrumental Composition, and was featured on the cover of Keyboard Magazine and Jazziz. Eigsti has also been featured numerous times in various television specials, many NPR appearances, and recently composed music for the motion picture “Detachment” (starring Adrien Brody, currently in theaters worldwide).
Eigsti has also had the great opportunity to work with and write music for various symphony orchestras, and has written an extensive repertoire of music for orchestra and jazz ensemble. Various soloist and compositional features include the Oakland East Bay Symphony, San José Chamber Orchestra, Sacramento Philharmonic, Boston Youth Symphony, Tassajara Symphony, Reno Philharmonic, San Jose Youth Symphony, and multiple collaborations with the Peninsula Symphony Orchestra.
Eigsti has also incorporated a diverse educational career, leading numerous masterclasses and clinics for 15 years at music workshops and camps, and various colleges such as the University of North Texas, UC Berkeley, Skidmore College, Berklee College of Music, NYU, San Jose St, University of Northern Colorado, and many more. He is on the advisory board of Stanford Jazz Workshop, where he has taught for 13 years, and has frequently been the featured guest artist artist at the prestigious Brubeck Institute at the University of the Pacific, and artist in residence at the Jazzschool Institute in Berkeley, CA.
Recently, Taylor released his seventh album as a leader – entitled “Daylight at Midnight” (Concord Music Group) which features singer-songwriter Becca Stevens, Harish Raghavan on bass, and Eric Harland on drums.
In addition to touring with his own bands and ensembles, Taylor is also a heavily integrated part of award-winning vocalist Gretchen Parlato’s band, and is featured on the new Obliqsound release “The Lost and Found”, which was named the iTunes Vocal Album of the Year. Taylor also performs frequently in NYC and elsewhere as a sideman with many other groups, including the Kendrick Scott Oracle, Eric Harland’s Voyager, TEJ, Dayna Stephens Group, and many other settings. Currently, a solo piano album is in the works, to be released in 2013.