"Taylor Haskins displays a probing, adroit lyricism and a gift for complex, imaginative composition." - downbeat magazine
"his playing catches you off-guard in a most wonderful way" - ICON magazine
"with musicians like Taylor Haskins, critics and marketing people need to formulate new genre terminology". - EAST BAY EXPRESS
TAYLOR HAS RELEASED FIVE ALBUMS
of original compositions , all of which have received critical acclaim:
"Wake Up Call" (2003 Fresh Sound/New Talent)
"Metaview" (2008 Fresh Sound/New Talent)
"American Dream" (2010 Sunnyside Records)
"Recombination" (2011 Nineteen-Eight Records)
"Fuzzy Logic" (2014 Sunnyside Records)
Taylor has performed, recorded & toured the world
playing a wide variety of music over the course of the past quarter-century, most recently with Nels Cline's "Lovers" project, which released an album on Blue Note Records in August of 2016. Early stints included tours with the Artie Shaw Orchestra (at age 19) and Maynard Ferguson's 'Big Bop Nouveau'. Taylor is a founding member of Guillermo Klein's 'Los Guachos' and has toured & recorded with the Richard Bona Group and the Dave Holland Big Band, with whom Taylor won a Grammy™ award in 2005 for the album 'Overtime'.
Taylor has also been composing and producing music for media for over 20 years
and in the process he has contributed music to major films and scored dozens of national commercials. Taylor worked full-time for 6 years as an in-house composer for the cutting-edge music production house tomandandy™, composing music for countless major commercial campaigns, films, and art installations, as well as helping to develop, test, and implement proprietary music software that employed artificial intelligence-based algorithms to compose new, original music. The software eventually received a U.S. Patent.
Taylor holds degrees in music from
the Manhattan School of Music (MM, 1996) and the University of New Hampshire (BA, 1993).
Originally hailing from the woods
of Southern New Hampshire and having thrived as a musician in New York city for over 20 years, Taylor now resides in the Champlain Valley region of New York's Adirondack mountains.