JOEL TAYLOR

Bio

1799992_734235443253157_338382086_oSTUDIO DRUMMER FOR GUITAR HERO II, III, 'ROCKS THE 80s & ROCK BAND

Credits:

ROCK/POP

David Foster - Awards Shows & Live Benefits (with Kenny G., Josh Groban, Michael Bublé, Reneé Olstead, etc) - US 2002 - current
Bobby Kimball - US & Southeast Asia 1999
Voices of Classic Rock featuring Edgar Winter / Micky Thomas, (Starship) / Pat Travers / Mike Reno(Loverboy)/Leslie West-US 2000
Andy Summers (The Police) - World Tours 1998-2002
Gary Wright (Dream Weaver) - India w/Subramaniam

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WORLD MUSIC

Yanni - 1997 & 1998 World Tour (w/PBS SPECIAL)
Damian's Fire - Europe 2000 (W/PBS SPECIAL)
Subramaniam - Southeast Asia/India 1988&1993
Cecilia Noel&Wild Clams - Germany/US 1992
Kenia - US/Japan/Mexico 1988
Kevyn Letteau - Japan 1989

R&B / ADULT CONTEMPORARY

Bobby Caldwell - World Tour 1990-1991
Jeffrey Osborne - US 2001
Phil Perry - US(West Coast) - 2003-2004(occasional dates)
Vesta Williams - US(West Coast) - 2003-2004(occasional dates)
Pauline Wilson - Japan 1989

JAZZ & FUSION

Stanley Clarke - current European tour 2004
Allan Holdsworth - World Tours 2000-present
Frank Gambale - US/Europe 2002-present
Brandon Fields - US/Costa Rica 2001-2003
Jeff Lorber - US/Europe 1994-2004
Eric Marienthal - US/Europe 2000-2004
Andy Summers - Europe/Panama/US 1998-2002
Ernie Watts /Rique Pantoja/ Nico Assumpcao - Brasil 1992 & 1994
Diane Shuur - US 1991 (occasional dates)
Freeflight - US 1990-1996
Jeff Richman - US/Japan/Europe 1996-current
Mitch Forman/Mike Miller - Japan 1989
Wilton Felder/Rob Mullins - Japan 1989
Birelli Lagrene - US 1989
Steve Bailey/Rique Pantoja - South Pacific 1990
Tiger Okoshi - Japan 1992&2002
Makoto Ozone/Kimiko Ito - Japan 1992

SMOOTH JAZZ

Herb Alpert - US/Europe 1997
Brian Bromberg - US/Japan 1988-present
Rippingtons - World Tour 1989
Chris Botti(Sting) - US 2004(occasional dates)
Gregg Karukas - US 1999-2000
House Drummer - Smooth Jazz Awards - 1998

LIVE PERFORMANCES (Los Angeles area) - '89 to present

GUITARISTS

Allan Holdsworth, Frank Gambale, Jeff Richman, Scott Henderson, Michael Landau, Mike Miller, Andy Summers, Paul Pesco, Ray Fuller, Mike O'Neil, Larry Carlton, Vadim Zilberstein, Steve Cardinas

BASSISTS

Stanley Clarke, Dave Carpenter, Jimmy Earl, Armand Sebal-Lecco, Jeff Berlin, Jimmy Haslip, Matt Garrison, Brian Bromberg, Ricc Fierabracci, Dean Taba, Nate Phillips, Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey, Chris Colangelo

PIANISTS

Mitchell Forman, Scott Kinsey, Otmaro Ruiz, Jeff Lorber, Barnaby Finch, Rique Pantoja, John Beasley, Russell Ferrante, David Garfield, David Witham, Hans Zermuellen, Rob Mullins, Freddie Ravel, Mike Garson, Gregg Karukas, Keiko Matsui

SAX / BRASS PLAYERS

Brandon Fields, Walt Fowler, Eric Marienthal, Steve Tavaglione, Ernie Watts, Bob Shepard, Gary Meek, Albert Wing, Justo Almario, Sal Marquez, Doug Webb, Ronnie Cuber, John Klemmer, Kenny G, Andy Suzuki, Lee Thornberg

VOCALISTS

Bobby Kimball, Micky Thomas, Carl Anderson, Tierney Sutton, Shelby Flint, Kenny Rankin, Cecilia Noel, Cheryl Bentine, Carmen Lundy,

RECORDING
Album Credits

Mitchell Forman - Mr. Clean ('01), Allan Holdswoth - Live @ The Galaxy Theatre ('01)
Damian's Fire - Live In Romania ('01), Brandon Fields - Currently Recording- ('01-'02)
Andy Summers - Peggy’s Blue Skylight (‘00) featuring Deborah Harry & Randy Brecker,
Mitchell Forman - Patience (‘00),
Mickey Thomas - Currently recording (‘00), Frank Gambale - Coming To Your Senses ( ‘00),
Eikichi Yazawa - Whole Lotta Good Time (‘00), Bobby Kimball - Two Souls ('99)
Jeff Richman - Sand Dance (‘98), Sonny Southon - All The Colors (‘98),
Brian Bromberg - You Know That Feeling (‘98) / Brian Bromberg (‘93), Yanni - Tribute (‘97),
Gina Kronstadt - Walk My Way ‘97, Herb Alpert - Second Wind (‘96),
Jeff Richman - Last Arrival (‘96), Tom Saviano - Making Up Lost Time (‘96),
Bob Boykin - Hazardous Material (‘96), Free Flight - “2000” (‘96),
Yasuko Agawa (‘96), Mike Lang - Days of Wine & Roses (‘95),
Rique Pantoja - Live in LA, Bill Cunliffe - Paul Simon Songbook (‘93), Laima - GRP ('93),
Brian Bromberg - Bassically Speaking ‘90 / Basses Loaded (‘88),
Gregg Karukas - Home For The Holidays (‘93), Joe Sample - Passion Motion (‘92) (single),
Steve Bailey - Dichotomy (‘92), Sal Marquez - One For Dewey (‘92),
Kilauea - Tropical Pleasures (‘92), Mischa Seagal - GRP (‘91),
Kenia - What You’re Looking For (‘90), Rob Mullins - Tokyo Night s (‘90) / Jazz Jazz (‘89),
Justo Almario - Family Times (‘89)

Jingles

Coke, Diet Coke, Toyota, Sony, Pacific Bell, IBM,
Macintosh, Ford, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Cadillac,
Mobil Link, Kent, Caster, Wrigleys, Wesson Oil, Nestle

Television

Mike & Matty Show, Byron Allen Show, High Society,
Japanese TV Themes (various), Sony Playstation, Happy Family, Boomtown

Soundtracks

‘99: Movies: For composers incl. Phil Giffifin, Peter Wolf, Anthony Marinelli,
Mike Garson, Mike Tavera, Daisuke & Toshi Hinata

ON-CAMERA: TV & VIDEO APPEARANCES

Allan Holdsworth - Live at the Galaxy Theatre (Anaheim,CA ‘00)

Live Webcast, DVD, VHS

Yanni - "TRIBUTE" Worldwide release & TV broadcasts of live ‘97 & ‘98 shows,
‘97 Jay Leno Show - ‘97, CNN , Jeff Lorber / Eric Benet - VH1 video-’96,
Numerous TV broadcast in USA & Europe, incl. Montreux & North Sea Jazz Festivals
Herb Alpert - USA & European TV appearances, incl. Montreux & North Sea Jazz Festivals,
VH1 -Live from London’96, Eric Marienthal - Warsaw Jazz Festival’95 (Live TV broadcast in Europe),
Jeff Richman- “Jazz Inn” - Swiss TV broadcast (1 hr.special).
L. Subramaniam- Live national TV broadcast of New Delhi, India concert
“Red Hot & Cool” series w/ Nancy Wilson, host., Performances w / Wilton Felder,
Freeflight, Rob Mullins etc

INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS / CD’S WITH:

Brian Bromberg, Steve Bailey, Victor Wooten, etc.

MUSIC CLINICS

Various drum & music clinics throughout USA, Europe, Japan & Brasil incl. LAMA - L.A.,
Interlochen ArtsAcademy, USC, UCLA, Central Michigan University,
Arizona State (Tuscon), UC (Boulder), Muse Music
School-Tokyo, ESP- Tokyo, Koyo Music School - Kobe Japan, Pro Music - Rio,
Musician’s Institute - Clinics w/ Allan Holdswoth, Jeff Berlin, Victor Wooten/Steve Bailey,
Scott Henderson, Jeff Richman,
Musician’s Institute - Percussion faculty ’90 - ‘97

ENDORSEMENTS

DW Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Vic Firth Drumsticks,
Remo Heads, Latin Percussion,,
Gibralter Hardware, KAT Electronic

MAGAZINE ARTICLES &REVIEWS

Rhythm Magazine (May '01) (Feature Article)
Modern Drummer (5/99) - Jeff Richman "Sand Dance" Review
Jazz Life (5/91) - Japanese Review for Perc/Drums
Rhythm & Drums Magazine (Japan, Dec '95)
"Time" Zildjan Newsletter ('97), "Talent Outrage"

EDUCATION

Berklee College of Music (4 yr Diploma - '82)
Private Studies w/ Gary Chaffee, Alan Dawson (Boston, Mass.)

Awards: "John Philip Sousa Award for Outstanding Musician" ('77)

Misc. McDonald's All-American High School Band (Performances at Carnegie Hall)

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