Guitarist Jon Taylor was educated at The Guildhall School Of Music (Jazz & Rock Course, 1985-86) where tutors included the late Lionel Grigson, Phil Lee and Trevor Tomkins. At college he received valuable experience playing with Art Blakey’s Jazzz Messengers and trumpeter Bobby Shew. Further studies ensued with Joe Louis Walker, Carl Orr and Jim Mullen.
He has backed many of the top names in British jazz past and present, including Harry Beckett, Don Weller, Dick Morrissey, Ed Jones and Art Themen.
He has a long-standing musical partnership with pianist Tim Richards, going back to the 1990s. The pair co-fronted various bands and backed a number of singers. Currently they can be seen and heard together in JT4tet and occasionally in duo format.
His favourite guitarists include: Lonnie Johnson, Django Reinhardt, Teddy Bunn, Freddie Green, Charlie Christian, Al Casey, Oscar Moore, Tiny Grimes, Bill Jennings, Mary Osborne, Kenny Burrell, Wes Montgomery, Grant Green, George Benson, Eric Gale, Phil Upchurch, Cornell Dupree, Larry Carlton, Robben Ford and John Scofield. He also listens to horn players, pianists and organists.

Selected Discography
g-b-d trio: The Duke, The Count and Fletcher (2013)
JT4tet: The Message (ABACAJAZZ CD0014, 2017)

WATCH AND LISTEN selected music videos

Julia Biel – Live from the church


Motherboard Pinball


Watch and Listen – Loucin


VOTI – Newcastle Jazz Festival 2021


VOTI – Robert Mitchell’s 50th Birthday Concert


VOTI – Julian Siegel: Tales from the Jacquard


APPJAG Review of Jazz in England


Watch and Listen – Deemer #2


Watch and Listen – Queen Mab


Watch and Listen – Deemer


Watch and Listen – Ivo Neame


Watch and Listen – Eliza Oakes


Watch and Listen – Isobella Burnham


Watch and Listen – JazznewbloodTAPES


Yazz Ahmed In Conversation


Watch and Listen – JazznewbloodTAPES


Watch and Listen – Open Conversations EP1 Part 2


Watch and Listen – Open Conversations EP1 Part 1


Watch and Listen – DJ Ritu


- click here to add events, both online and in-person

Andrew McCormack’s Graviton

Oct 22, 2021
  The Progress Theatre

Andrew McCormack’s Graviton

Oct 22, 2021
  The Progress Theatre

Lara Eidi : Women in Jazz live @London Jazz Festival

Nov 14, 2021
  Toulouse Lautrec

Fiona Ross at the EFG London Jazz Festival

Nov 19, 2021
  Karamel Club

Barb Jungr Sings Bob Dylan

Oct 21, 2021
  Boston Room at George IV

Emma Rawicz Quartet

Nov 29, 2021
  The Cockpit

Xhosa Cole Trio

Oct 25, 2021
  The Cockpit


Nov 18, 2021
  The Bull's Head

Fiona Ross at Toulouse Lautrec

Oct 30, 2021
  Toulouse Lautrec

Together We Go Forward

Nov 14, 2021
  606 Club


Nov 9, 2021
  Preston Conservative Club

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