Composer, trumpeter, & synthesist Taylor Haskins
has released five albums:
Fuzzy Logic - 2014 Sunnyside Records
Recombination - 2011 Nineteen-Eight Records
American Dream - 2010 Sunnyside Records
Metaview - 2008 Fresh Sound/New Talent Records
Wake Up Call - 2003 Fresh Sound/New Talent Records
Taylor is a member of Nels Cline's "Lovers" orchestra, which released an album on Blue Note Records in 2016. He is also a founding member of Guillermo Klein's "Los Guachos" and has toured & recorded with many world-class ensembles, including the Richard Bona Group and the Dave Holland Big Band, with whom Taylor won a Grammy award in 2005 for his contributions to the album "Overtime".
Taylor has also been composing and producing music for media for over 20 years. He worked full-time for 6 years as an in-house composer for the cutting-edge music production house tomandandy, composing & producing music & sound design for numerous major commercial campaigns, films, & art installations. While at tomandandy Taylor also helped develop and field-test proprietary music generation software that employed artificial intelligence-based algorithms to compose new 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 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.