London Jazz News shares with great sadness the death of John Taylor, a hugely versatile pianist who worked with Cleo Laine, Jan Garbarek, Gil Evans and the Smith Quartet and composed many choral works. He was 72.
John was performing in Stephane Kerecki’s band at the French Saveurs Jazz Festival when he suffered a heart attack on stage. He died late Friday night in hospital.
Among other teaching posts, he was professor of jazz in Cologne, from 1993.
Our sympathies to his family and friends.