Get Your Hopes Up

Considered a child prodigy on the piano, Taylor Eigsti was invited to perform with jazz pianist Dave Brubeck at age 12 (who referred to him as “one of the most amazing talents I have ever heard”), and became a faculty member at the Stanford Jazz Workshop at 15.  After a brief time at USC’s Thornton School of Music, he dropped out and embarked on a music career.  Since then, he has produced seven albums, and has been nominated for two Grammy Awards.


2. Taylor Eigsti – “Get Your Hopes Up”

Editor’s Note: Over the spring and summer we launched the PJ Lifestyle Music at Midnight feature, highlighting reader suggestions for great songs worth featuring. One contributor’s infectious enthusiasm and good nature won us over. He’s since expanded his music recommendations to a series of list-article-mix tapes. Now in this daily feature we’re going to start drawing from his lists (and growing an archive of them) to discuss the songs and artists included. Who should be included next? What ideas do you have for music or other culture or lifestyle ideas you’d like to see discussed at PJ Lifestyle? Get in touch DaveSwindlePJM AT or @DaveSwindle on Twitter. Here’s Allston’s archive so far, but he’s got more list-mix-tapes in the works:

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