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Jed Taylor

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Jed Taylor (born Jed Bleier Rinzivillo, 15 November 1960 in Peekskill, New York, United States) is an American media personality, radio and music producer and voice-over actor/narrator. He was the host of the Top Rated Our 70's Radio Show on 100.7FM WHUD and currently works at WDBY KICKS 105.5FM in Brookfield, Connecticut. He is heard widely in trailers for feature films, network television promos, documentaries, national radio, television commercials and animated cartoons.

Early years
The son of a Montrose, New York, insurance man and his wife Grace (Both WWII veterans), Taylor lived in Montrose, New York and graduated from Hendrick Hudson High School in 1978. He started playing music and studying radio in his early years. He gained his first on air experience on the college-run 88.5 WARY Westchester Community College and Mercy College while at the same time attending Broadcasting School. He began his professional radio career at age 22. He is a graduate of the Berklee College of Music with a Masters in Music Production. He received voice-over training with Bryant Falk, On-Camera commercial training with Casting Director Barry Shapiro, and Audiobooks Master Class training with Paul Liberti.

Career

Radio
At age 22, Taylor became the youngest ever Afternoon Drive radio personality at WNLK in Norwalk CT. After stops in Norwalk, WREF Ridgefield and WCCO Waterbury Ct, he was brought in to WVIP-FM Mt Kisco, NY in 1986.
Taylor had a style that was reminiscent of Top 40 DJ's of the 1960s and 1970s and is widely know for his catch phrase "Honey, I'm on my way home, get the headache ready
In 1994, he joined the staff of 100.7FM WHUD. In 2004 he became a fixture on Sunday Nights hosting the top rated "Our 70's show" until March 2014
He currently works middays at WDBY KICKS 105.5FM - Brookfield, Connecticut.

The Spirit Show with Artie Kornfeld
Taylor is friends and works with Artie Kornfeld who planned and produced the Woodstock Music & Arts Rock Festival of 1969.
Taylor produced Kornfeld's Internet radio show The Spirit Show with Artie Kornfeld.
Taylor was the Project Coordinator on Kornfeld's memoir, The Pied Piper of Woodstock.

The Late Show with Conan O'Brien
Taylor supported Conan O'Brien during his May 16, 2007 monologue on NBC's Late Show as "The Poop Guy

Languages

English (North American), English

Accent

Irish, Italian, North American

Voice Ages

Middle Aged (35-54), Senior (55+)

Special Skills

Audiobooks, Business, Documentaries, Educational, Internet Video, Podcasting, Radio, Telephone, Television, Videogames

Experience

Voice Over Talent for (Website hidden) (Promo's)

Voice Over Talent for "Foote Cone Belding/Leber Katz Partners" (Advertising Agency) for many of their Corporate / Marketing events.

Character Performance on “Late night with Conan O’Brien” as the Poop Guy

30 + years Radio Experience - Pamal Broadcasting - The host of the #1 Rated “Our 70’s Show” with Jedd Taylor. Sunday nights at 8pm est. on 100.7FM WHUD.

Middays at WDBY 105.5FM #1 for New Country - Brookfield CT

Producing "The Spirit Show with Artie Kornfeld" on the internet stream (Website hidden). Artie was one of the creators of the original Woodstock Festival and the show introduces new Artists while keeping the spirit of the Woodstock nation alive through podcasts with all content available on demand as well. Tuesday night at 10pm EST

Project Coordinator for the book “The Pied Piper of Woodstock” Written by Artie Kornfeld – co creator of the 1969 Woodstock Festival.

For live events, host, emcee and produce on stage events, for various businesses and charitable organizations including interviews.

As an interviewer, I have done interviews with many compelling musicians.

Music Producer/Writer – Shoot for the Moon (Let’s) and On the Brink
Specialties

On air host, voice over artist, celebrity interviewer and producer, creative writer, professional speaker and emcee,

Software - Pro Tools, Sonar, Ableton Live, Nexgen Digital, Digital Editor, MIDI

Credentials

Education

I have a Masters Certificate in Producing from the Berklee College of Music, Boston, and a degree in Music Technology from Mercy College, NY

In addition, I have taken many years of private voiceover instruction in all aspects of audio production.

Actors Connection - New York, Independent Coursework - Summer 2012

Private Voice Over Coaching/Training with Bryant Falk, Owner, V/O Producer & Engineer at Abacus Entertainment

ACTING AT THE MIC-V/O Classes with Maggie Phillips, Professional Voice Actor/Coach

On-Camera Commercial Classes with Barry Shapiro, Casting Director, Herman & Lipson Casting

Audio Books "Voice" Master Classes with Voice actor Paul Liberti

Commercial "Improv" Intensive with Barry Shapiro, Casting Director, Herman & Lipson Casting


Master Certificate, Producing - Berklee College of Music

Producing with Pro Tools (BMPR-126)
Mixing and Mastering with Pro Tools (BMPR-123)
Midi Sequencing (BMPR-141)
Producing Music with Ableton Live (BMPR-180)
Critical Listening (BMPR-162)
Desktop Music Production for PC (BMPR-101b)
Music Publishing 101 (BMB-170)
Sampling and Audio Production (BMPB-160)



Studio

Microphone

Neumann U87Ai

Computer & Software

Pro Tools with Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB Audio Interface

Special Equipment

Cisco DX 80 Video Unit

Delivery Methods

Email

Turnaround Time

24 hours

Service Description

Dry, raw, or fully edited voice tracks from your script; full production of spots and narrations with royalty-free music and sound effects.

Voice Over Clients

Pamal Broadcasting, (Website hidden), Foote Cone Belding/Leber Katz Partners, Townsquare Media

Character Performance on “Late night with Conan O’Brien” as the Poop Guy

Payment Terms

Payment to Jed Taylor is made through Voices.com SurePay®, our escrow service that guarantees your project is completed to your satisfaction. Pay securely by Visa, Mastercard or PayPal through Voices.com and when your work is done, simply download the final files, and release funds to Jed Taylor.

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