Ebo Taylor & Pat Thomas


Venue Matthews Theatre


Taylor’s influence can be seen across genres today, fusing afrobeat and highlife with EDM, hip-hop and reggae.


Experience the musical genius of Ebo Taylor, a legendary guitarist, composer, and producer whose work has shaped the soundscape of Ghana and beyond. With a career that spans over fifty years, Taylor’s impact on African music is profound. From his early days with bands like The Stargazers to his innovative collaborations with Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, Taylor’s fusion of traditional Ghanaian music with American jazz, funk, and Afrobeat has created timeless classics. Join us for a captivating evening as Taylor, alongside longtime collaborator and beloved Ghanaian singer Pat Thomas, delivers a mesmerizing journey through the rhythms and melodies that define his storied career. 

About Jazz Is Dead
Founded in 2017 by music producers Adrian Younge, Ali Shaheed Muhammad (A Tribe Called Quest), concert producer Andrew Lojero and industry veteran Adam Block, Jazz Is Dead is a global movement experienced through community and culture. Their passion is driven by honoring the legacies of these musical heroes through live concerts, visual media and new analog recordings. Learn more at JazzIsDead.com