John Lloyd Taylor

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John Taylor
Birth name John Lloyd Taylor
Born (1982-03-23) March 23, 1982 (age 36)
Origin United States
Genres Teen pop, pop rock
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Guitar, vocals
Labels Hollywood
Associated acts Jonas Brothers, Ocean Grove, Demi Lovato, Nick Jonas & the Administration

John Lloyd "J.T." Taylor (born March 23, 1982) is an American musician. Not to be confused with the bassist of Duran Duran who shares the same name, he is best known as the lead guitarist and musical director for the popular pop rock band the Jonas Brothers. He is also in the band formally known as Bulldozer,[1] now known as Ocean Grove, consisting of himself and the rest of the Jonas Brothers' band: Greg Garbowsky, Ryan Liestman (formerly), and Jack Lawless.


John Taylor helps the Jonas Brothers' music production by playing lead guitar for the band. John's name is used in the Jonas Brothers' hit song "Lovebug". "No way, John Taylor!" can be heard clearly in the background at 1:05. Also in the song Burnin' Up.


John Taylor has played guitar alongside the Jonas Brothers as they performed with Stevie Wonder, Brad Paisley, Steven Curtis Chapman, Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant, Vince Gill, Dan Aykroyd, Demi Lovato, Jordin Sparks, Jesse McCartney, Taylor Swift, and Miley Cyrus.

Television & Film[edit]

Like bandmates Greg Garbowsky, Ryan Liestman and Jack Lawless, John Taylor has performed alongside the Jonas Brothers. He has performed on many television and awards shows, such as the Grammy Awards,[2] Saturday Night Live, Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve,[3] American Music Awards,[4] Dancing With the Stars,[5] MTV Video Music Awards,[6] The Much Music Video Awards, The Good Morning America Summer Concert Series,[7] the Today Show Summer Concert Series, and FN MTV.[8] He also made several appearances on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and many other talk shows like The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,[9] Jimmy Kimmel Live!,[10] Live with Regis and Kelly,[11] and The Oprah Winfrey Show. He also played at the Disney Channel Kids Inaugural[12] He has appeared in several episodes of Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream with the Jonas Brothers.

He performed in the Hannah Montana & Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds Concert and Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience.[13]

He also featured in episode 5, "Band's Best Friend", of the Jonas Brothers TV series, JONAS as Joe's history teacher.

He appears in Demi Lovato's 2017 YouTube documentary Demi Lovato: Simply Complicated.

Personal life[edit]

John Taylor graduated from State College Area High School in State College, Pennsylvania before attending Berklee College of Music and Pennsylvania State University.


  1. ^ "youtube". 2009-01-22. Retrieved 2009-04-27. 
  2. ^ 2 maart 2009 (2009-12-12). "Jonas Brothers and Stevie Wonder at the Grammys". YouTube. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  3. ^ "Broadcast Yourself". YouTube. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  4. ^ "Broadcast Yourself". YouTube. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  5. ^ 27 maart 2008. "Jonas Brothers on Dancing With the Stars 3-25-08". YouTube. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  6. ^ 9/7/08. "Lovebug (Live) | Jonas Brothers | Music Video". MTV. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  7. ^ 08/08/2008. "Jonas-Mania! - ABC News". Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  8. ^ 7/18/08. "S.O.S. (Live) | Jonas Brothers | Music Video". MTV. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  9. ^ [1] Archived December 4, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ "Broadcast Yourself". YouTube. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  11. ^ "Broadcast Yourself". YouTube. 2001-09-24. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  12. ^ 19 January 2009. "HQ-Jonas Brothers-Tonight Full Performance at the Disney Channel Kids Inaugural: We Are The Future". YouTube. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  13. ^ "Movie Photos: (L-R) Kevin Jonas, John Taylor, Nick Jonas, Greg 'Garbo' Garbowsky, Joe Jonas, Ryan Liestman. Ph: Barry Wetcher,SMPSP Š Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved". Archived from the original on 2010-02-13. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 

External links[edit]

John Lloyd Taylor's Official Twitter