Kit Taylor Piano + DJ

Piano from Hillsboro, OR - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$400 - $2500 per event
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About
KIT TAYLOR is a six-time indie award-winning pianist, songwriter, and DJ currently based in Portland, Oregon.

"Through my 20's, I lost count of how many weddings I went to that had piano players playing without passion, or DJ's playing songs THEY liked, instead of what the crowd wanted to hear. I vowed to put an end to that. This business is all about YOU. Virtually any song you could ever want is an option on either piano or in a DJ playlist. Packages are customizable to fit your needs, and I show up early, every time. Don't settle for mediocrity on your special day. Hire the best." - Kit Taylor

Kit has trained under platinum-selling songwriter Marv Ross (Quarterflash); engineer and producer Bob Stark (Esperanza Spalding, Pink Martini), who has worked on three Grammy award winning albums; keyboardist George Mitchell (Diana Ross, Obama White House); and Tom Blaylock, who has taught voice to some of the most influential names in Broadway today.

Most recently Kit released the first official single, called "Lately (Time Stops For You", from his upcoming solo pop/AC album. The song features longtime Michael Jackson guitarist Jennifer Batten, and currently has over 50,000 views on Facebook and YouTube.

In early 2017, Kit was awarded 'Outstanding Achievement In Songwriting' in the Adult Contemporary category of the Great American Song Contest for his song "Bestill My Heart", the first publicly released track from his upcoming solo pop/AC album, due in Spring of 2018.

Currently Kit performs regularly at venues such as the historic Benson Hotel, Portland City Grill, and Multnomah Athletic Club; jazz staples like Arrivederci and the club formerly known as Jimmy Mak's, as well as for countless churches and corporate and private events. He also regularly does session work on piano and background vocals, and produces new artists at his studio just outside of Portland, OR, as well as over the cloud.

From 2003-2013 Kit played with the soul/pop band Intervision. The group was co-founded by Kit along with college classmate Paul Creighton (The Motet), Mike Glidden, Jon Barber, and Tony Stovin, and over the years featured those five, along with other musical all-stars Paul Mazzio (Nu Shooz), Willie Matheis (Cherry Poppin' Daddies), and Damian Erskine (Gino Vinelli, Peter Erskine). The band toured the country, was featured on the front page of the Oregonian, sold out the Aladdin Theater multiple times, and shared the stage with groups such as Lifehouse, The Neville Brothers, Cherry Poppin' Daddies, Tyrone Wells, Vicci Martinez ("The Voice), Justin Hopkins ("The Voice), Jarrod Lawson, Geoff Byrd (Hall & Oates), and many others.

In 2008 Kit and Intervision won the International Independent Music Award in the category of 'Best R&B Song' for the track "Live Out Loud" off their sophomore album "Shades Of Neptune". That album and others were produced and engineered by both Bob Stark (see top) and Dean Baskerville (Sheryl Crow). In the same year, the song was also chosen as a finalist in the JLSC (John Lennon Songwriting Contest).

Other career highlights include a west coast tour with platinum pop artist AWOLNation; photoshoots with David Bergman (Bon Jovi, Barack Obama inauguration panorama) and Craig Mitchelldyer (Sports Illustrated, Portland Trail Blazers, Portland Timbers); and sharing the stage with the likes of cellist Dave Eggar (Phillip Phillips, Evanescence), members of Live, Kansas, and Blessed Union Of Souls, and multiple artists featured on hit TV shows like NBC's 'The Voice' and FOX's 'American Idol'.
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25+ GigMasters Bookings
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2013!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2012!

Wedding Ceremony

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Kit Taylor was exceptional! He came prepared to our ceremony and performed beautifully. His song list for our reception was perfect, and exactly what we were looking for on our special day. He was prompt, courteous, and very entertaining in a way that was befitting of our vision for the event. I would recommend Kit to friends/relatives looking for a pianist for their event.

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Wedding Ceremony

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Kit was amazing for our Nov 20,2010 wedding! He was very quick with responding to me and was able to accommodate every request I made, even after changing my mind numerous times of what I wanted! Everyone commented at the event how amazing his music was, he was flawless and his voice sounded great! We were so impressed with him from the start, he was really on top of getting back to me, being flexible with each request and open to playing anything we wanted! At the event, he was punctual, well dressed, professional and his performance was even better than we could have imagined! I would use him again and would definitely recomend him to friends!

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Kit was professional, personable and very talented on piano. He was happy to play whatefver guests requested and tolerated our singing along. I was completely satisfied with the performance. I would hire him again and I would recommend him to others as well. Thanks. Greg

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Kit Taylor Piano + DJ’s Response:

After speaking with Mrs. Rust, I have found out that my communication during the week prior to the event was not as extensive as she would have liked. However, the event was flawless, and everything was performed as specified. Here is an email from Katherine Rust, verbatim, immediately following the event: "Kit, Thanks so much for sharing our special day with us. The music you played was beautiful and everyone enjoyed it. I apologize that we didn't get to speak in person (I was so nervous I barely remember the ceremony, hah). I will definitely recommend you and keep you in mind for future events. - Katherine"

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Private Party

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Kit is an absolute stud! He's professional, accommodating, and extremely talented. Five stars doesn't do Kit enough justice. I will without a doubt hire kit again for my next event and would recommend him to anyone.

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Wedding Ceremony

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I can't possibly say enough good things about Kit. I, as the bride, didn't get to even meet him because everything happen so fast. He did communicate with me quickly before the wedding when I had questions or concerns and easily changed venue when we needed him to. Many people positively complimented his performance and I would highly recommend him! He made the ceremony beautiful! Thank you Kit!

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Mother's Day Party

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He was great we really enjoyed him. Very talented and great personality

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Kit is always, prompt, professional and personable. I have hired him for everything from a 1960's themed birthday party to a wedding ceremony and he was perfect for each occasion.

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Rehearsal Dinner

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Kit is not only talented, but he is also easy to work with and very professional.. He stepped in at the last minute for our event. He was flexible and worked with us to accommodate our specific needs. I would highly recommend Kit.

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Corporate Function

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Kit was very easy to work with and pleasant, I thoroughly enjoyed his peformance

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2017
Jan
20
Private Party
Eugene, OR
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
2016
Jul
9
Anniversary Party
Portland, OR
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2016
May
14
Wedding Ceremony
Eugene, OR
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
2015
May
9
Mother's Day Party
Bend, OR
10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
2015
Mar
8
Private Party
Portland, OR
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
2015
Jan
17
Wedding Ceremony
Portland, OR
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2014
Aug
29
Rehearsal Dinner
Sherwood, OR
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
2014
May
10
Wedding Reception
Portland, OR
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2014
Jan
18
Corporate Function
Edmonds, WA
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2013
Dec
13
Christmas Party
Portland, OR
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2013
Sep
6
Convention
Portland, OR
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2013
Aug
22
Wedding Ceremony
Bend, OR
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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