"Adam embodies the elements of a true artist: besides being a skilled instrumentalist and a tasteful musician he is an inventor."
"Very original...inventing new ways of treating the guitar in a pianistic kind of way."
Franz Von Chossy
"Adam is a powerful musician, who's capable of telling a compelling story with a completely original technique and approach."
Adam Taylor M.Ais a jazz guitarist and composer from the U.K. He is currently based in the Netherlands where he is involved in several projects and performs regularly on the European and U.K scene. He holds a masters degree in jazz from Codarts conservatory, Rotterdam.
After graduating from Leeds College of Music in 2013 with a first class honours degree in jazz, Adam won several awards for his innovative playing. He received the Eric Kershaw memorial prize for guitar and the LCM 606 club competition in 2013. In 2014 he received the Jimmy Woode award and in 2015 he was a semi-finalist in the prestigious Montreux jazz guitar competition.
One of the few jazz guitarists to use the touch technique developed predominantly by guitarist Stanley Jordan, Adam is able to sound like a piano with two independent hands able to move all over the neck simultaneously.
Adam has been a member of the Leeds College of Music contemporary jazz orchestra, The Metropole academy orchestra and Corrie Van Binsbergen's free-improvisation ensemble.
Currently working on their first studio E.P, Neon and the Deons, a quartet featuring Dillon Baiocchi on the alto sax, Johannes Fend on Double bass and Richie Struck on drums is a band to watch for the future. With dates in Germany and the Netherlands in 2018, you will be hearing more about this band and their home planet Alpha Minor very soon.