“Martin Taylor on üks suurimaid kitarriste selle pilli ajaloos” – Pat Metheny

“Ma pole kunagi midagi taolist näinud” – Jeff Beck

taylori-kprVsbR_AllenClarkMartin Taylor, on multi-auhinnatud kitarrist, helilooja, õpetaja ja innovaator, keda Acoustic Guitar Magazine nimetab oma põlvkonna suurimaks kitarristiks.

Oma tähelennu jooksul on Taylor kogunud rekordilised 14 Briti Jazz auhinda. Paljud tema albumid on olnud USA ja Euroopa top 10 hulgas.

2013 aastal andis Martin Taylor üle 120 kontserdi ja andis välja uue duo albumi Tommy Emmanueliga. Taylorile omistati Brand Personality Award Aasias. Auhinna varasemate saajate hulgas on olnud Steve Jobs, Hillary Clinton, Nelson Mandela ja Mark Zuckerberg.

Pressi arvamusi:
“Euroopa parimaid jazz-kitarrist” – JazzTimes Magazine
“See mees pole midagi vähemat, kui kitarrigeenius” – Martin Bashir, MSNBC
“Tema mängus on geeniuse puudutus” – Classical Guitar Magazine
“Taylor on oma põlvkonna eredamaid Briti kitarriste” – Times of London
“Martin Taylor on üks suurimaid ja kõige muljetavaldavamaid kitarriste maailmas.” – Chet Atkins

Tunnustused ja auhinnad:
2013 – International Brand Laureate Award
2012 – Lifetime Achievement Award, Ards International Guitar Festival
2012 – Scottish Jazz Awards, Best Live Jazz
2010 – Honorary Doctorate Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
2008 – International Association For Jazz Education, Outstanding Service to Jazz Education
2007 – Lifetime Achievement Award NWJS
2007 – British Jazz Awards, Best Guitarist
2007 – BBC Radio 2 ‘Heart Of Jazz’ Award
2005 – Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Musicians, City of London
2003 – Pioneer to the Life of the Nation, awarded by HM the Queen
2002 – International Guitar Foundation, Best Album: Solo
2002 – Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE), awarded by HM the Queen for Services to Music
2001 – British Jazz Awards, Best Guitarist
1999 – Honorary Doctorate University of the West of Scotland
1999 – British Academy of Composers and Songwriters ‘Gold Badge of Merit’
1999 – British Jazz Awards, Best Guitarist
1998 – Freedom of the City of London
1997 – British Jazz Awards, Best Small Group: Martin Taylor’s Spirit of Django
1997 – British Jazz Awards, Best Guitarist
1995 – British Jazz Awards, Best Guitarist
1993 – British Jazz Awards, Best Guitarist
1991 – British Jazz Awards, Best Guitarist
1990 – British Jazz Awards, Best Guitarist
1989 – British Jazz Awards, Best Guitarist
1988 – British Jazz Awards, Best Guitarist
1987 – Grammy Nomination: Best Country Instrumental, ‘Together At Last’ (Grappelli-Clements)
1987 – British Jazz Awards, Best Guitarist
1985 – Music Retailer’s Association Award For Excellence