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Jeff Taylor
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“One of the greatest memories I have with Jeff was when he was playing in a band and he took me to a gig he was playing at for some private party with...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Steve Jobson - El Dorado Hills, CA

“Our deepest sympathy to Marie and the rest of Jeff's family. ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Susan Andreone/Roy Thomas - PA

“So sad to hear of Jeff"s Passing. Thought of him many times over the years wondering what became of him. He was a good friend in High School ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: Dolly Graham Thomas - Sonora, CA

“Our class spontaneously gathered online with Jeff Weiler and Scott Reese this weekend to share memories of Jeff, his formative years with us, and his...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Mark Hermann - Houlton, ME

“Jeff and I were hired at Grayson's Tune Town the same day. We wrote songs together, laughed allot, shared Chinese food at the Magic Wok with Big...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Dana Castaldo - Los Angeles

“Dear Marie, Words can not begin to express how sad we are for your loss. Please know that our prayers are with you at this difficult time. We can...Read More »
6 of 6 | Posted by: Barry and Terry Emling - PA


Family and friends have been deeply saddened by the Thanksgiving Day death of Jeff Taylor. A longtime Foothills resident and a lifelong musician, Jeff was born in Glendale to James and Virginia Taylor in 1954, and raised in La Canada with his brothers Craig and Steve. He attended La Canada schools and Pasadena City College.

He was an enthusiastic fan of anything baseball and an expert on the dead-ball era; he operated a memorabilia shop in Montrose, did woodworking and carpentry in Oregon, then turned to his real love, music, upon his return to La Canada. He sold instruments and gave music lessons at Grayson's in Montrose before opening his own retail store, Pasadena Guitars, selling and repairing fine guitars and amplifiers for the past several years.

He was a widely-respected master of the blues guitar, playing and recording over the years with the Logan Brothers, Black Creek, Mad Shadow, TCS (Taylor-Carruthers-Swanson), Tales, Cross, Aquatint, Beast of Blues, Murderers Row and the Jeff Taylor Band. He composed, arranged and performed two CDs of original music, "Hurting Game" and "Back Home Someday".

Jeff was predeceased by his parents and is survived by his wife, Marie; his daughter, Laura; brothers, Craig and Steve and sister-in-law Mindy; nephews Cameron and Chad; niece, Kelly; numerous cousins and myriad fans.

Services will be on Saturday, December 7, at 9:00 AM at the Wee Kirk o' the Heather at Forest Lawn in Glendale.
A celebration of life will take place after the memorial service - details will be provided as soon as possible.