James “JT” Taylor is a full time musician. James spends his time performing, teaching, writing & arranging music.

In a career spanning over 38 years, James “JT” Taylor has performed with his own groups including  JT’s Island Steel Orchestra, Mexican Marimba Band, Champagne Jazz Vibes, Jazz Island and an eclectic group group featuring the Hammered Dulcimer.

He has also performed with many great celebrated musicians and performers such as The Moody Blues, Ray Charles, Linda Rondstadt, Johnny Mathis, Roger Williams, Rita Moreno, The Paris ballet, Victor Borge, Charo, Dionne Warwick, Burt Bacharach, Liza Minelli, Marvin Hamlish, Cab Calloway, Eddie Fisher, Lena Horne, Shirley Jones, Phoenix Symphony, and many more.

James has performed Broadway national touring shows; A Chorus Line, Peter Pan, 1940′s Radio Hour, The Fantasticks, Little Shop of Horrors, Evita, Annie, Camelot, The Producers, Legally Blonde, The Sound of Music, Wicked, Damn Yankees, High School Musical, My Fair Lady, Hair, Godspell, Salad Days and others.

James has traveled with several musical acts and lived and performed on cruise ships in the late eighties. James has performed in 18 states and 16 different countries.

In addition to James’ groups listed below, he also is a member of the Pangean Orchestra. The Pangean Orchestra, based in Phoenix, Arizona USA, is the first orchestra of its kind: bringing people and instruments from all over the world together in full scale, on one stage. From the ancient Babylonian oud to the modern turntable — violins, ukuleles, French horns, steel pans and much more. We speak the universal language of music, sounding with a unified voice, speaking for one planet. For more on the Pangean  Orchestra please visit http://www.pangeanorchestra.com/

JT’s Island Steel -an fun, upbeat and exciting Caribbean steel band from a soloist up to a 10 piece steel orchestra.

June Apple - JUNE APPLE is a trio based in Phoenix, AZ. JUNE APPLE combines elements of Americana, Folk, Bluegrass, Jazz, Rock, Blues and World Music. JUNE APPLE consists of James ‘JT’ Taylor, Lauren Marovich, and Ben Roberts. Lauren provides lead vocals, guitar, mandolin, ukulele, and mountain dulcimer, while “JT” provides hammered dulcimer, steel pan, melodica, percussion and vocals. Direct from Texas, Ben Roberts adds violin, fiddle and vocals.  They all share in the share songwriting, arranging and production duties.

Border Marimba Band-great alternative to Mariachis. Ala ‘Baja Marimba Band’ w/ South of the Border favorites.

The String Theory Project-beautiful eclectic music on Hammered Dulcimer, Violin with Guitar and percussion. Perfect for Weddings, New Age , very unique.

Champagne Jazz-cool and elegant. Retro style martini bar jazz featuring vibes, bass & guitar.

JaZz Island- Jazz Island plays Caribbean, Brazilian, world beat and ‘latinized’ jazz standards.

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