Taylor Eigsti (born September 24, 1984) is an American jazz pianist, most associated with post-bop. While he incorporates elements of funk and soul music, he in recent years has taken steps to break the genre barrier with projects like his vocal-infused Free Agency and his similarly influenced, newest album, Daylight at Midnight.

Eigsti began piano at an unusually early age and because of this was often called a child prodigy. He started studying piano at four and by age eight he opened for David Benoit. He had recorded his first album, (although not sold nationally) at 14 with Dan Brubeck on drums and at 15 joined the teaching staff at the Stanford Jazz Workshop at Stanford University, where he continues to teach to this day.

At the same time he graduated from Woodside Priory School as a salutatorian in 2001. He went on to study at the University of Southern California'sThornton School of Music. In June 2010 he was invited back to give the Commencement speech at his high school alma mater.

In the years to come, Eigsti has been featured on Marian McPartland's award-winning NPR program "Piano Jazz" twice, has performed on many different television programs including several features on the BET Jazz channel, and has recently made the cover of Jazziz magazine (November 2006)

After a few independent releases and an album called "Taylor's Dream" for DIW (Japan), his national début came in 2003 with Resonance on Bop City Records and he has followed that up with Lucky to Be Me on Concord Records in 2006. "Lucky to Be Me" features Christian McBride, Lewis Nash, James Genus, Billy Kilson, and Julian Lage, among others. Eigsti has since released Let it Come to You in 2007, which features a variety of instruments and themes. Many originals are showcased on this album, including his "Fallback Plan Suite," as well as standards like "Caravan" (Juan Tizol) and "Deluge" (Wayne Shorter).

Eigsti has long transcended the notoriety of the "child prodigy" label, recently nominated for two Grammy Awards - one for Best Instrumental Composition for his song "Argument" and for "Best Jazz Solo Performance" on "Freedom Jazz Dance".

Eigsti currently lives in New York City, but is frequently abroad touring.