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Martin Taylor: Guitarist of the Year

fingerstyle guitar lessons

We send our congratulations to our fingerstyle guitar teacher Martin Taylor, who has been awarded ‘Guitarist of the Year’ at the British Jazz Awards in a ceremony that honors the United Kingdom’s top jazz musicians and jazz educators.

“I'm very honored to receive this award. I've spent the past 39 years as a professional jazz guitarist and I thank everyone that continues to support me by coming to my concerts, and everyone that has voted for me for this award. I’d also like to also thank all the students at my online guitar school who continue the tradition of jazz guitar playing around the world.” - Martin Taylor

The vote, by members of the British public, sees Taylor collecting an unprecedented fifteenth award at the British Jazz Awards to add to his cabinet which already includes an M.B.E. from the Queen of Great Britain, two honorary doctorates, a Grammy nomination and an award for Outstanding Service to Jazz Education.

Martin Taylor is currently touring in Japan and North America for the remainder of 2012 and into 2013. For tour dates, visit http://www.martintaylor.com. For information about his interactive online fingerstyle guitar lessons, visit http://www.martintaylorguitar.com

Martin Taylor's Honors & Awards
 
1985 Music Retailer’s Association Award For Excellence
 
1987 British Jazz Awards, Best Guitarist 1987 Grammy Nomination: Best Country Instrumental, ‘Together At Last’ (Grappelli-Clements)
 
1988 British Jazz Awards, Best Guitarist
 
1989 British Jazz Awards, Best Guitarist
 
1990 British Jazz Awards, Best Guitarist
 
1991 British Jazz Awards, Best Guitarist
 
1993 British Jazz Awards, Best Guitarist
 
1995 British Jazz Awards, Best Guitarist
 
1997 British Jazz Awards, Best Guitarist
 
1997 British Jazz Awards, Best Small Group: Martin Taylor’s Spirit of Django
 
1998 Freedom of the City of London
 
1999 British Jazz Awards, Best Guitarist
 
1999 British Academy of Composers and Songwriters ‘Gold Badge of Merit’
 
1999 Honorary Doctorate University of the West of Scotland
 

 

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