Robert Taylor grew up in Taylorville, Illinois, studied with almost every brass player of the Chicago Symphony and earned his degree in music from Northwestern University. He toured Europe with the American-Soviet Youth Orchestra under Leonard Slatkin and played with the Schleswig-Holstein Festival under Mstislav Rostropovich. Robert served as principal trombonist for the San Antonio Symphony for five years and currently divides his time between the Oregon Symphony and Pink Martini.
He has co-produced many of Pink Martini’s albums, including Hang on Little Tomato, 1969 – Pink Martini’s collaborative album with the legendary “Barbra Streisand of Japan” Saori Yuki – Get Happy, and Dream a Little Dream, a collaborative album with The von Trapps. He also helped to produce Storm Large’s new album Le Bonheur.
He lives with his family in Portland, Oregon.