Percussion, voice and music production, have long occupied the imagination of journeyman musician, C. Jaisson Taylor. With Kansas City musical roots, he has played to American troops, and NATO allies with stops around the world. Playing and touring since the 70’s, Jaisson has enjoyed many tours, festival and concert appearances with a wide range of artists who served to influence his diverse palette.
As a member of Little Hatch and Houserockers, Jaisson produced the live record “Well Alright” on the Modern Blues label. Touring in Europe in support, and concert appearances with Gatemouth Brown ,Honeyboy Edwards, Koko Taylor, and other notables further fed his desire to express music on deeper level.
Jaisson plays African, Brazilian , Indian hand drumming as a member of Bird Fleming’s Traditional Music Society. He has performed in schools in the Midwest and provided clinics for The Kansas School for the Blind, Crittenton, and Marrillac schools and other programs for boys and girls with special needs. His own program, The Urban Bucket Brigade Boot Camp, teaches youngsters drumming in association with Kansas City Young Audiences.
He produced Ernest James Zydeco’s “Three Steps from LA LA” and “Automatic Harvester” both garnering international reviews. Jaisson formed Hudspeth and Taylor, a blues duo, with guitarist Brandon Hudspeth. They represented The Kansas City Blues Society at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tenn. in 2014, reaching the semi-finals. Keep tuned for recordings from this duo!