As an engineer, producer and guitarist, Tyler has recorded and mixed many of the biggest names in Jazz and acoustic music. Tyler’s talent has been recognized by the Recording Academy with back-to-back Grammy nominations in 2011 and 2012 for his work with vocalist Gregory Porter and pianist Fred Hersch.
Tyler’s work as a guitarist has been a great source of inspiration for both himself and his peers. He has played and/or toured with artists such as Gil Goldstein, Lenny Pickett, Toots Theilmans, the Heath Brothers, Kurt Elling, Bob Mintzer and Keiko Matsui. Tyler attributes much of his success and musical aesthetic in the studio to maintaining a busy performance schedule. His ability to perceive music through multiple roles makes Tyler a valuable fixture within the industry.
Tyler's dedication to his field of work can also be seen through his continuous intellectual pursuits. He is currently completing a Ph.D in Jazz Studies from New York University where he is also a member of the adjunct faculty.