Taylor

First Name: 
Butch
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Butch Taylor
Position: 
Instructor, Jazz Piano
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Email: 
butchtaylormusic@gmail.com
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Faculty
Degrees: 
Bachelor of Music in Music Management, James Madison University; Master of Music in Composition and Theory, James Madison University
Biography: 

A Virginia native, Butch Taylor is best known for his work as a guest keyboardist/vocalist with Dave Matthews Band from 1997 to 2008, performing both on tour and studio albums. In the late 1980’s, he performed with the jazz-fusion group “SECRETS” as well as with Miles Davis, Ramsey Lewis, Michael Brecker, Stanley Jordan, Yellowjackets, Bill Bruford, and Wayne Shorter. Throughout his career, he has been active and successful as a freelance performer, arranger, composer, vocalist, conductor, and producer. He received bachelor and master degrees in music from James Madison University and later served on their faculty. Butch Taylor is the pianist / keyboardist for the Free Bridge Quintet, the facutly jazz quintet at the Universtity of Virginia.  He also serves as a professor of jazz piano at UVA.  Butch Taylor is currently the Chief Engineer/Producer/Composer at Ravensworth Studios in Scottsville, VA.

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Address

McIntire Department of Music
112 Old Cabell Hall
P.O. Box 400176 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176

Email: music@virginia.edu