Jeff Taylor was born and raised in New Jersey, but has resided in NYC since 2007.
In 2012, Taylor released the album, "Frustration In Time Travel" under his previous band moniker, Dumpster Hunter. The album was produced and mixed by Steve Wall with additional production by John Siket. The album also featured the musical talents of Mark Guiliana, Steve Wall, Cole Whittle, and Elizabeth Ziman.
2014 saw the first Jeff Taylor release, "Organelle", a 4-track EP produced by and featuring Thomas Bartlett (Trixie Whitley, Glenn Hansard, The National), and was released on a limited edition 10" 45rpm vinyl
The past few years have found Jeff Taylor on tour as support for Trixie Whitley and Kishi Bashi, as well as touring and recording with Sara Bareilles. In a departure from strictly musical performance, Taylor also made his stage debut as Larry the Dwarf in the Los Angeles Philharmonic's production of Frank Zappa’s "200 Motels." In "Motels" Taylor sang with the LA Phil for their 10th Anniversary Celebration of their home venue in Downtown LA, The Walt Disney Concert Hall. In 2015, Taylor composed music for NPR/WNYC podcast, Radiolab.
Jeff Taylor is also part of Mark Guiliana's Beat Music project, and sang "A Small Plot of Land" with David Bowie's Blackstar band on their upcoming album, "Beyond Now".
News & Updates
In-Studio Performance on Ear Candy, 5.6.2014
MARK GUILIANA'S BEAT MUSIC - FEAT. JEFF TAYLOR
Rockwood Music Hall, 3.27.2015 (video by Deneka Peniston)
Dumpster Hunter / Live at Rockwood Music Hall, 5.5.2012
HEART HARD (OFFICIAL VIDEO)
Dumpster Hunter / Directed by kneeon.tv