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Taylor Nelson

Jazz Guitar



Email: Taylor Nelson
Phone: 937-229-3936
FH 483


  • M.A., Music in Jazz Performance, University of Louisville, 2018
  • B.A., Music in Jazz Studies, Bowling Green State University, 2014


Originally from Chelsea, Mich., guitarist Taylor Nelson has been performing and teaching throughout the Midwest for over a decade.

Taylor earned her Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from Bowling Green State University in 2014, where she studied with Chris Buzzelli. In 2018, Taylor completed a Master of Music in Jazz Performance from the University of Louisville, where she studied with Craig Wagner. While studying and living in Northwest Ohio and Kentucky, she performed with many world-renowned and regional musicians such as Doc Severinsen, Tamir Hendelman, Adam Nussbaum, Don Braden, Mike Stern, Toledo Symphony Orchestra, David Bixler, Jeff Halsey, Tyrone Wheeler’s 502 Vintage Keys, Nomad Quartet, Carly Johnson, Chris Fitzgerald, Dave Clark, Kendall Carter, Mike Hyman, Gabe Evens, as well as her own trio with Brazilian musicians Hamilton Pinheiro and Kiko Sebrian.

Taylor recently joined the University of Dayton Jazz Faculty as an Adjunct Professor of Jazz Guitar, where she teaches jazz guitar and modern guitar. She is currently based in Cincinnati.