About Justin Taylor
Get to know Justin Taylor
Justin started taking private piano lessons at 8 years old. Two years after taking lessons he started playing piano in church. He learned how to read music in church hymnal, but played mainly by ear. As time went along continued playing piano in his home church and auditioned and was accepted for Middle School Jazz Band.
He was given the opportunity to perform with the band at local 5 star hotels, restaraunts, banquets for government officials, and a host of other events. When joining the high school music department he was introduced to concert band, marching band , and big jazz band music. He was also exposed to more opportunities to
perform music on a higher level with his peers. At that time he entered in to music competitions and had the chance be exposed to musicians his age and a few years older than him and the amount of talent they had and more of what he was competing against. During 11th grade Justin joined a band that forced him to excel in music
other than Jazz, Gospel, or Classical. It was a rock based genre band fused with Hip Hop, R&B, Soul, GoGo, and more. He performed with stems and the band was tightly put together. We rehearsed at least 5 hours 5 days a week. Justin traveled to LA in pursuit of getting a record deal with the band however it didn't happen. Justin relocated
to Baltimore and enrolled in CCBC ESSEX and was a classical piano major and performed in the jazz ensembles for a few years then took a break from school to focus on performing. Eventually he got accepted in Towson University's Commercial Music / Jazz Studies Program. Now He is a 2017 graduate of Towson University.