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KIT TAYLOR is an award-winning professional pianist, singer/songwriter, DJ, teacher, and recording artist currently based in Portland, OR.
Currently Kit performs regularly at venues such as the historic Benson Hotel and Portland City Grill, jazz staples Arrivederci and Jimmy Mak’s, as well as countless churches, parishes, and private venues.
If you are looking for live or recorded music for your wedding, funeral, or event, Kit runs Apollo Weddings + Events for just that purpose. He specializes in live piano music for wedding ceremonies, cocktail hours, receptions, parties, corporate events, and funerals and memorials. Along with being a highly accomplished pianist, Kit is also a skilled singer and DJ.
From 2003-2013 Kit played with the soul/pop band Intervision. The group was co-founded by Kit along with college classmates Paul Creighton, Mike Glidden, Jon Barber, and Tony Stovin, and over the years featured those five, along with other musical all-stars Josh Cliburn, 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 like Lifehouse, The Neville Brothers, Little Richard, Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, Tyrone Wells, Vicci Martinez, Justin Hopkins, Jarrod Lawson, Geoff Byrd, and many others.
In 2008 Kit and Intervision won the International Independent Music Award for ‘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 (Everclear, Esperanza Spalding, Taylor John Williams from NBC’s ‘The Voice’) and Dean Baskerville (Sheryl Crow).
Kit currently accompanies and directs the music at two well known churches, and in 2014 was the Director Of Music at one of the largest and busiest Catholic parishes in the state, The Madeleine (St. Mary Magdelene).
Other career highlights included 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’.
As a side project Kit provides advice on fitness and health. In 2014 he dropped 50 pounds in six month and got in fantastic shape.
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