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Billy Taylor

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Billy Taylor.

Billy Taylor
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Billy Taylor.

Billy Taylor artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

Concerts

Dr. Billy Taylor.

October 25, 2013 Taylor performs "In Loving Memory" and "If You Really Are Concerned" at the Kennedy Center.

Billy Taylor.

January 1, 2012 An all-star cast of musicians gather in Washington, D.C. to salute the pianist and jazz ambassador.

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Until his death on Dec. 28, 2010, Dr. Taylor was the long-running  Artistic Director for Jazz at the John  F. Kennedy  Center for the  Performing Arts.

January 6, 2011 Hear the late jazz pianist, composer and educator in his retirement concert at the Kennedy Center.

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Billy Taylor and Eldar

December 16, 2009 Eldar, Robert Glasper, Patricia Barber, Joe Sample, Ramsey Lewis and Billy Taylor all perform live.

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December 12, 2007 Jazz legends perform alongside younger stars on the 18th edition of NPR's annual holiday tradition.

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Studio Sessions

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April 10, 2009 For the show's 30th anniversary, hear its very first episode, with the great jazz piano ambassador.

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News

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December 30, 2010 Billy Taylor will be remembered as a tireless jazz booster, educator and broadcaster.

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Billy Taylor

December 29, 2010 After establishing himself as a premier musician, Taylor began broadcasting and teaching jazz.

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Reviews

The cover of Solo

August 1, 2001 Though Dr. Billy Taylor is known as a founder of public radio, he is also a pianist and composer.

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More Stories

cover for Dinner With Lenny

August 8, 2013 For the waning weeks of summer, a survey of books about obsessive fandom and lives in music.

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January 4, 2011 NPR Music remembers its late colleague during the Toast of the Nation broadcast.

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The Billy Taylor trio

December 30, 2010 At NPR, the late jazz pianist was more than an admired artist: He was a close colleague and friend.

There's more to jazz flute than Anchorman's Ron Burgundy.

December 2, 2008 Hear the work of five jazz flutists who bring virtuosic force to the oft-parodied instrument.

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