Jeff Taylor, native of Batavia, New York, has been a playing accordion since the age of five. By the age of 16 he also played the fiddle, bass, euphonium, guitar, and trombone in a number of different bands, including jazz and Western swing combos. He attended the Eastman School of Music and later led the Air Force Band based in Ohio. Taylor headed to Nashville early in 1990. Now, Jeff plays accordion for the Time Jumpers, a Western swing group and is a highly sought after session player in Nashville.