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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 died Dec. 28. He was 89. Evan Agostini/Getty Images hide caption

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

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There's more to jazz flute than Anchorman's Ron Burgundy. Courtesy of Dreamworks SKG hide caption

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