Taylor Eigsti Solo Piano - Birthday Concert
45 Bleecker St.
New York, NY, 10012
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 7:30 PM
Watch & Listen
29-year old New York-based pianist and composer Taylor Eigsti started playing the piano when he was 4 years old. He was quickly labeled a prodigy, and has since released 7 albums as a leader.
In 2006, Eigsti received two GRAMMY nominations for Best Jazz Solo and Best Instrumental Composition after releasing "Lucky to Be Me"
(Concord Jazz). Since then, Eigsti released two much-acclaimed albums after this, "Let it Come to You" (2008 Concord) and "Daylight at Midnight" (2010 Concord). Eigsti has also been featured as a sideman on many award-winning albums throughout the years as well.
Eigsti has had the good fortune of performing, touring or recording
with such luminaries as Dave Brubeck, Joshua Redman, Nicholas Payton, Esperanza Spalding, David Benoit, Marian McPartland, Red Holloway, James Moody, Chris Potter, Ernestine Anderson, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Clayton Brothers, Dianne Schuur, Ambrose Akinmusire, Hank Jones, Brubeck Brothers, Frederica Von Stade, among many others over the years.
Eigsti has travelled internationally quite extensively with his trio and quartet, and also frequently with artists such as Julian Lage, Gretchen Parlato, Kendrick Scott Oracle, and Eric Harland Voyager over the past few years.
Eigsti has also been featured numerous times in various television specials, NPR appearances, and recently composed the theme
music to the motion picture "Detachment" (2011) starring Adrien Brody.
In addition to leading and performing with various small ensembles, Eigsti frequently has had the opportunity to work with, compose for and orchestrate
music for various symphony orchestras, and has written a growing repertoire of music for orchestra and jazz ensemble. Various soloist and compositional features include the San José Chamber Orchestra, Oakland East Bay Symphony, Sacramento Philharmonic, Boston Youth Symphony, San Jose Youth Symphony, Bear Valley Symphony, Tassajara Symphony, Reno Philharmonic and multiple collaborations with the Peninsula Symphony Orchestra.