Taylor Eigsti Group at Stanford Jazz Festival at Dinkelspiel Auditorium
Jennifer Low uploaded this event on May 12, 2016
Mon, August 1, 2016
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When Taylor Eigsti was twelve, his idol, Dave Brubeck, told the world that Taylor was the most amazing talent he’d ever seen. Eighteen years later, it seems Dave wasn’t just whistling Dixie. Taylor’s musicianship has dazzled collaborators such as Chris Botti, Esperanza Spalding, Joshua Redman, Dave Douglas, Lee Konitz, Eric Harland, Gretchen Parlato, and others with an unbridled spirit of delight and a blindingly comprehensive mastery of seemingly every style of music. As a student at SJW, he met his saxophone soul mate, Dayna Stephens, and the two bonded musically and personally. Now, over a decade later, the mutual admiration is still palpable. Though this Grammy-nominated recording artist is rarely in one place longer than a day or two — Taylor’s been touring the world with his own band and with artists such as Chris Botti, Becca Stevens, and Julian Lage — he still makes time to compose pieces for his own band and orchestral works that feature himself and colleagues as soloists....