Andrew Taylor is an accomplished bassist, specializing in fretless electric and upright bass. Not limiting himself to any style, he feels comfortable playing jazz, rock, funk, blues, reggae, country, and virtually any other style of music.
Establishing himself first in Peterborough, Andrew was a member of several acts in the late 1990’s, including The Blueshounds. After moving to Kitchener-Waterloo in 1997, Andrew co-founded The Datsun Five (jazz) and Filet o Funk (jazz-funk). that melded the theory of jazz with phat grooves and backbeats.
In 2002, Andrew moved to the Greater Toronto Area, he performed with acts such as The Blazers, The Jukes, The Brewski Boys and the Cheryl Beatty Band.
He also co-founded The Diplomats, a traditional jazz combo specializing in weddings and other special occasions.
Andrew has performed at the Downtown Toronto Jazz Festival, Mississauga’s Southside Shuffle, the Oshawa Jazz and Blues Festival, Orangeville Jazz and Blues Festival, the Orillia Jazz Festival, and the Kawartha Jazz Festival.