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A Tribute To Billy Taylor: Live In Concert

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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. Courtesy of Dalibor Plavsic hide caption

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Billy Taylor On JazzSet

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Listen Now: A Tribute To Billy Taylor

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Jazz Pianist, Composer Billy Taylor Dies At 89

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Billy Taylor performs at the Peacock Alley nightclub in St. Louis in 1974. Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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Pianist Billy Taylor, Jazz Ambassador And NPR Host, Dies

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Billy Taylor (left) duets with Eldar at A Jazz Piano Christmas 2009. Margot Schulman hide caption

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Listen Now: A Jazz Piano Christmas 2009

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Billy Taylor on Piano Jazz - 10/09/1978

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