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  1. Piano Giants of Jazz - Aaron Copland on JazzRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 5 | Keyboard Magazine

    Entitled "The Subject Is Jazz," the 30-minute shows used a house band under the direction of Billy Taylor, with numerous celebrated guest artists and guest speakers. I was involved, along with the late Dr. Marshall Stearns, as a consultant.


  2. The Life of a Song: 'I Wish I Knew'Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Nov 27 | Financial Times

    ... catchy 16-bar gospel-jazz tune began life an instrumental. Born in 1921 in North Carolina, composer Billy Taylor was a gifted pianist who had built an impressive jazz pedigree working in New York with bebop luminaries such as Dizzy Gillespie, Artie ...


  3. Jazz keyboard wiz Christian Sands & his trio to debut at UCSDRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 12 | The San Diego Union-Tribune

    At 26, New Haven native Christian Sands is a rising jazz piano star and three-time Grammy Awards -nominee. A teen protg of jazz keyboard luminary Billy Taylor, he currently leads his own band and is a member of bass great Christian McBride's hard-driving trio.


  4. Hungarian musicians recall secret jazz recordings from 1956Read the original story

    Oct 28, 2016 | 680News

    ... Conover on his Voice of America "Jazz Hour." Several American jazz greats, including Mulligan, Quincy Jones and Billy Taylor, were guests of the show. "This one sounded better than some of the things I hear cut over here," Jones said of one ...


  5. Hungarian musicians recall secret jazz recordings from 1956Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2016 | The New Zealand Herald

    ... Conover on his Voice of America "Jazz Hour." Several American jazz greats, including Mulligan, Quincy Jones and Billy Taylor, were guests of the show. "This one sounded better than some of the things I hear cut over here," Jones said of one ...


  6. George Stella Quartet Appears at Skipperdees in Point Lookout, NYRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2016 | PR Log

    ... prestigious "Jazz mobile vocal jazz competition" in Harlem, NY . Judges included Thelonious Monk Jr. and Dr. Billy Taylor. As a jazz vocalist and trumpet player George Stella style has been described by Joe Hooper, Music Critic from from The New ...


  7. Interview with jazz drummer Winard HarperRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 13, 2016 |

    ... went on to become one of the hottest jazz groups in the world. Additionally, Winard served as a drummer for Dr. Billy Taylor whilst also headlining at prestigious venues such as the Kennedy Center and Yoshi's Jazz Club. Winard is still going strong; ...


  8. On Stage at Kingsborough to Welcome Winard Harper & Jeli PossiRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2013 |

    ... vocalist who has shared the stage with such jazz greats as Tony Bennett , Jimmy Heath , and Dr. Billy Taylor . When Thimes first burst onto the jazz scene, the legendary trumpeter Clark Terry described her voice as a perfect mix of "Ella, Sassy, ...


  9. Weekend Chops Builder: Rock Technique - Keyboard Bass TechniqueRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 30, 2016 | Keyboard Magazine

    ... widely used in contemporary jazz and rock. [ Ed. Note: For 13 variations on the chords in "Rhythm" changes, see Billy Taylor's column in CK, Oct. '77 .] Remember, when voicing the chords in the right hand, apply the voicings and voice leading rules ...


  10. Jazzmobile To Be Honored At The 31st Annual Congressional Black Caucus Foundation ALC iRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 9, 2016 | PR Log

    ... of Jazzmobile (1964-2014), the world's oldest, non-profit institution, co-founded by pianist/educator Dr. Billy Taylor, and 90th birthday of saxophonist/ bandleader/composer John Coltrane. During the concert, Rep. Conyers will present 2015 CBCF Jazz ...


  11. On Center: Lewis and Pizzarelli Pay Tribute to Nat King ColeRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 4, 2016 |

    Pianist Ramsey Lewis has appeared at Eisenhower Auditorium three times in the last quarter century. He's performed in a duo with the great Billy Taylor, been backed by Penn State's Essence of Joy choir, and shared billing with the legendary Dave Brubeck.


  12. U.S. Army Blues: Live At Blues AlleyRead the original story

    Aug 4, 2016 | All About Jazz

    Times have surely changed since The U.S. Army Blues was founded in 1942 to entertain soldiers and civilians in combat zones during WWII. But this Blues band has managed to keep pace, and has performed at the Monterey and Montreux Jazz Festivals and at New York City's hallowed Birdland, sharing these and other stages with , Dr. Billy Taylor and other jazz greats.


  13. Weekend Chops Builder: Jazz Improvisation by Billy TaylorRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 8, 2016 | Keyboard Magazine

    In every generation, jazz musicians have their preferences in melody, harmony, and rhythm, and there are many older musical forms and devices that can be dusted off and given new life by musicians who find them useful. Many young musicians who have learned all the clichA s of their generation and are seeking to extend their vocabularies begin studying traditional harmonic devices.


  14. RECORDING: Sonny Stitt: What'S NewRead the original story

    Jun 14, 2016 | All About Jazz

    ... Preston (tp); J.J. Johnson (tb); Sonny Stitt (el-as,el-ts); Illinois Jacquet (ts,el-ts); George Berg (bar); Billy Taylor (p) / Ellis Larkins (p); Wild Bill Davis (org) / Ernie Hayes (org); Mike Mainieri (vib); Les Spann (g); Jan Arnet (b) / George ...


  15. Sharks fly Canadian fire victims to San Jose for Game 4Read the original story w/Photo

    May 21, 2016 | Inside Bay Area

    Members of a Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, family -- from left, Reanne H. Vienneau, Daniel P. Foley, Billy Taylor Foley, and their parents William Patrick Foley and Barbara A. Morgan -- take part in a news conference before the San Jose Sharks playoff game against the St. Louis Blues at SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., on Saturday, May 21, 2016. The Sharks are hosting the Foley family whose home was recently destroyed by wildfires in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada.


  16. RECORDING: Gerry Mulligan: JeruRead the original story w/Photo

    May 18, 2016 | All About Jazz

    ... players, and all are tasteful and unexpected. The recording featured Capricious and Inside Impromptu by pianist Billy Taylor, Cy Coleman's You've Come Home , Kurt Weill's Here I'll Stay , Cole Porter's Get Out of Town , Mulligan's Blue Boy, and ...


  17. Songs We Love: Sarah Vaughan, 'Fascinating Rhythm'Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 28, 2016 | National Public Radio

    ... We know all this because NPR actually recorded it for a program called Jazz Alive! , hosted by the late Billy Taylor . And now that set of music, also featuring bassist Walter Booker and drummer Jimmy Cobb, has been unearthed and commercially ...


  18. Friday Art Walk features 'music trails' exhibit, children's art and moreRead the original story

    Mar 30, 2016 | The Daily Advance

    ... of the American music scene. The renowned musicians that came from this region include Thelonious Monk, Billy Taylor and even five members of the renowned James Brown band is one of the state's best kept secrets. The exhibition is a project of the ...


  19. Black History Month: The History of JazzRead the original story

    Feb 1, 2016 | Bunker Hill Community College

    Musical performance and lecture by flautist Galen Abdur-Razzaq, who has performed with renowned recording artists Billy Taylor and Sonny Phillips.