As a youngster in war-torn Kosovo, Taulant Mehmeti amazed local audiences with his songwriting talent and musicianship. Under the mentorship of renowned local jazz guitarist Armend Xhaferi, he developed into a leading jazz player in Kosovo and Albania.
Now an active performer on the New York scene, Mehmeti has played, as a leader and a sideman, in venues including Blue Note, B.B.Kings and Iridium just to name a few.
He has also performed with artists such as Vic Juris (Dizzy Gilespie, Sarah Vaughan), Dave Glasser (Clark Terry), Luisito Quintero (Chick Corea) Danny Mixon (Betty Carter) and Linda Briceno (Arturo Sandoval).
Taulant Mehmeti recently graduated from The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, holding the distinction for being the first jazz guitarist from Kosovo to study there.