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Billy Taylor

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Dr. Billy Taylor was an elegant, Grammy-winning jazz pianist and composer. But just as importantly, he was an educator, who earned his Ph.D in music education.  And he spread his passion for jazz through lectures, as well as hosting shows on National Public Radio and WLIB, and as a correspondent on CBS television.  He died of heart failure at the age of 89 recently.  But you can hear his interview with Leonard from June 6th, 2003.

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a g from n j

was there a sour bone in this mans body?
i remember him coming to i.s. 70 in nyc, in the late 60's, for a lecture/concert. it was such a gracious, and profound, meaningful life, that billy taylor lead. i so wish i could have adopted him as my dad.

Jan. 08 2011 12:55 PM

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