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Cory Jolly's Biography

        Cory Jolly graduated from Terra Community College and Bowling Green State University getting an education in music. He plays music genres such as classic rock, classic &  modern day country, bluegrass, blues, and jazz. Not only is he in CJTK Trio, but also in CJ & JT Duo and Cory Jolly and Mike Bryce Duo. Cory has performed in and around Northwest Ohio and when living in the state of Georgia, Cory performed numerous times in and around Athens, Georgia. Cory returned to Ohio in the summer of 2018 and has performed as a Soloist and in Duo/Trio Band's.​

Jeff Taylor's Biography

        Jeff Taylor has been in many bands/duo in the past such as C.J. & J.T., Artworx, Front Runner, The Klic, Good Intentions, Forward Motion Jazz Trio, and High Life.​​ He has performed in and around Northwest Ohio, Northeast Ohio, Central Ohio, Michigan, and Eastern Indiana. Being apart of these bands and duos has opened up many opportunities for regional acts and national recording acts: for Jeff Taylor:​

  • The Other Half

  • Jonah Koslen and Breathless

  • Love Affair

  • Moonlight Drive

  • American Noise

  • Streets (featuring Steve Walsh formerly of Kansas)

  • Ken Hensley Band (former keyboardist with Uriah Heep)

  • Jim Dandy Band (former lead singer of Black Oak Arkansas)



Angela Baumgardner
Director of Marketing & Events
Firelands Winery

The CJ & JT Duo is a great addition to the musical lineup at Firelands Winery! The duo plays a variety of musical genres and is always well received. Additionally, when it comes to booking, duo is great at communicating and is always prompt with set up and start times.

Alice & Brian Zoll

It's rare to find such an eclectic duo; our toes never stopped tapping. We trusted CJ & JT with 30 years of cherished musical memories relived during their performance. Definitely exceeded our expectations.

John Kramer

Cory and Jeff’s vast musical knowledge and abilities blend together to make a wonderful duo. Their performance at a Labor Day party in 2018 made me wish summer wouldn’t end. This talented duo makes the music sounds like there’s a full band on stage. I would recommend CJ & JT for any occasion small or large.


Stan and Becky Watt

The moment Jeff and Cory started to play, we knew we were listening to professional musicians with an incredibly pure sound that kept us looking forward to each and every song.  A class act all the way!

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