Joe Taylor
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Joe Taylor


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"Joe Taylor Media Quotes"

LA Times:
“…like a cross between Santana and Metheny, with a touch of Duane Allman thrown in for good measure.”

Just Jazz Guitar Magazine:
“Propelled by the tasteful and fiery fretwork of New York guitarist Joe Taylor, the show was a joy to watch.”

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle:
“…with his impressive band, (featuring Steve Holley of Wings, and Paul Ossola of the SNL Band) the New York City guitarist Joe Taylor soared off with the finest electric guitar shredding of the fest.”

Music for America:
“How come not all Smooth Jazz doesn’t sound like this? …a true musician and arranger in every sense of the word.”

“Taylor’s music is smooth and hypnotic…a clear and tasty guitar style.”

Jazziz Magazine:
“The mood is romantic. Guitarist Joe Taylor is one of the few creating a powerful mind/mood altering substance.”

The Village Voice:
“Bad Ass!”

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Spellbound (RCA Victor)
Accidental Sugar (Moonwatcher Music)

Both releases are in regular NAC radio rotation, and are available at and iTunes.



Grammy nominated Guitarist Joe Taylor finds labels and categories other than “musician” and “music” to be ill-fitting.
As a New York session guitarist and touring artist, Joe has shared stage and studio with musicians from all sixteen points of the compass.

Some of these include such diverse artists and producers as Donna Summer, Angel Romero, Al B. Sure!, Keith Diamond, Nile Rodgers, Dave Koz, The Roches, Ahmet Ertugen, Karla DeVito, Eye to Eye, Soozie Tyrell, Kenny Aronoff, Steve Churchyard, Randall Bramblett, Steve Holley, James Galway, Buddy Miller, Emmylou Harris, Canadian Brass, Luico Hopper, Tony “Thunder” Smith and many, many others.
As a staff producer at RCA Victor, Joe had both great success with his solo releases and as the creator of the ambient/trance series Oracle.

His numerous instrumental records have garnered top-five chart positions in Billboard, Radio & Records, Cashbox and Gavin Report, and his new cd, ACCIDENTAL SUGAR, is currently in rotation at NAC Radio Stations across the country.

On the road these days, Joe’s dynamic live show is enhanced by the presence of drummer Steve Holley, a veteran of Joe Cocker and Paul McCartney and Wings, and bassist Paul Ossola , a veteran of Saturday Night Live, Levon Helm and Chaka Kahn, as well as bassist Mike Frost (Jesse Colin Young, The Gypsy Kings).

Joe presently splits his time between New York City and Bennetts Point, SC.
Contact: Steven M. Gates at