pianist and composer
New York-based pianist and composer Taylor Eigsti started playing the piano when he was four years old, was quickly labeled a prodigy, and has since released 7 albums.
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 has released two much-acclaimed albums, Let it Come to You (2008 Concord) and Daylight at Midnight (2010 Concord).
Over the years, Eigsti has performed, toured, or recorded with such luminaries as Dave Brubeck, Joshua Redman, Nicholas Payton, Esperanza Spalding, Chris Botti, Sting, David Benoit, the Brubeck Brothers, and Frederica Von Stade, among many others, and has even completed a private performance for former President Bill Clinton.
Eigsti has travelled internationally quite extensively with his trio and quartet, and also frequently tours with artists such as Julian Lage, Gretchen Parlato, Becca Stevens, Kendrick Scott Oracle, Sachal Vasandani, and Eric Harland. He has performed at many premier venues throughout the world, including the Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall, Salle Pleyel, Royal Festival Hall, Vienna Konzerthaus, and many more. Eigsti has also been featured numerous times in various television specials, NPR appearances, and composed the theme music to the motion picture Detachment, starring Oscar-winner Adrien Brody, in addition to composing a song for Don Cheadle’s new Miles Davis biopic Miles Ahead. He was featured in the December, 2015, issue of Vanity Fair Magazine, photographed by acclaimed photographer Mark Seliger.
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.