Martin Taylor MBE – Virtuoso jazz guitarist, composer and musical innovator

GRAMMY nominated musician Dr. Martin Taylor, MBE, is a virtuoso guitarist, composer, educator and musical innovator whom magazine calls ‘THE Acoustic Guitarist of his Generation’.

Widely considered to be the world’s best guitarist in the field of solo jazz and fingerstyle guitar playing, Martin possesses an inimitable style that has earned him global acclaim from fellow musicians, fans and critics alike. He dazzles audiences with a signature style that artfully combines his virtuosity, emotion and humor with a strong, engaging stage presence.

From 1979 to 1990 he toured the world and recorded over twenty albums with the French jazz violin legend Stéphane Grappelli. Their album with Vassar Clements Together At Last won a Grammy Nomination in 1987.

Monsieur Grappelli described him as “A great artist, rich in talent and elegance.”

With a remarkable career spanning five decades and a record-breaking 14 British Jazz Awards, he has also collaborated with musicians from many different musical genres including Stéphane Grappelli, Jeff Beck,Bill Wyman, George Harrison, Dionne Warwick and Jamie Cullum.

Dr Martin Taylor, MBE is, quite simply, one of the most astonishing fingerstyle guitarists in the world. You could say he is a Jazz player, or you could just say he is a composer, musician and all-round musical genius!