Taylor Hanson

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Taylor Hanson
Hanson in 2007
Background information
Birth name Jordan Taylor Hanson
Born (1983-03-14) March 14, 1983 (age 34)
Origin Tulsa, Oklahoma
Genres Teen pop, pop rock
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Vocals, keyboards, piano, percussions, bongos, drums, tambourine, guitar, bass guitar, harmonica
Years active 1992–present
Labels Mercury, Island, 3CG, S-Curve

Jordan Taylor Hanson (born March 14, 1983) is an American musician best known as a member of the pop rock band Hanson.[1] He was born in Jenks, Oklahoma, a suburb of Tulsa. He sings both lead and back-up vocals, and plays keyboard, percussion (including drums, bongos and the tambourine), guitar, harmonica, and piano. He is also the lead singer of supergroup Tinted Windows.

Early life[edit]

Taylor was born in a suburb of Tulsa, Oklahoma, the second of seven children born to Clarke Walker Hanson and Diana Frances Hanson. His siblings are Isaac, Zac, Jessica, Avery, Mackenzie(Joshua) and Zoé.

Music career[edit]

Taylor sings and plays keyboard and the piano with the band Hanson. He and his older brother, Isaac, started the band with younger brother Zac in 1992, and were initially known as The Hanson Brothers (later changed to just 'Hanson'). At the time, Isaac was eleven, Taylor was nine, and Zac was six. They performed as an a cappella group outside clubs in Tulsa. On May 6, 1997, the band released their first major studio album, Middle of Nowhere, with Mercury Records. The first single, "MMMBop", made it to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. May 6 has been declared "Hanson Day" in Tulsa in honor of the release of Middle of Nowhere.

Taylor Hanson is a co-founder and co-CEO of 3CG Records, along with brothers Isaac and Zac Hanson.

It was announced in early 2009 that Taylor, along with former Smashing Pumpkins guitarist James Iha, Cheap Trick drummer Bun E. Carlos and Fountains of Wayne bassist Adam Schlesinger, formed a new band called Tinted Windows. The band played their first publicized gig at SXSW in Austin, Texas on March 20, 2009. Their first album was released on April 21, 2009.[2][3]

On November 20, 2016, Hanson performed "A Song For You" at the funeral service for fellow Tulsa native Leon Russell.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Taylor in concert in Madrid, 2000

In June 2002, Hanson married Natalie Anne Bryant, whom he had met in 1999.[5] The couple have five children: sons Jordan Ezra Hanson (born 2002),[6] River Samuel Hanson (born 2006), and Viggo Moriah Hanson (born 2008) and daughters Penelope Anne "Penny" Hanson (born 2005) and Wilhelmina Jane "Willa" Hanson (born 2012).[7]


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