Jeff Taylor has a number of musical irons in the fire, most of them based in Nashville. He put out a handful of solo piano recordings on a local label. He plays accordion for the Time Jumpers, a Western swing group that released the album On the Air. During the Ryman Auditorium run of Always Patsy Cline, he was both pianist and musical director, positions he held for two years. He spent a year as the bandleader on Hee Haw Live, which featured George Lindsey and Grandpa Jones, and a similar length of time with Boots Randolph. He has appeared regularly at the Grand Ole Opry with Cajun country artist Jimmy C. Newman. As a soloist, he played accordion with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra.
Taylor took up the trumpet and accordion when he five years old. He turned professional when he was ten, thanks to an opening in his father's quintet, the Variety Kings. Within four years, he was playing in a jazz trio. When he was 16, he also played the fiddle, bass, euphonium, guitar, and trombone in a number of different bands, including jazz and Western swing combos. He attended the Eastman School of Music and later led the Air Force Band based in Ohio. Taylor headed to Nashville early in 1990. His credits include writing songs for children. ~ Linda Seida, Rovi