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The HistoryMakers video oral history with Billy Taylor.

Author: Billy Taylor; Shawn Wilson; Neculai Burghelea; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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Jazz pianist, professor, and composer Billy Taylor was born in Greenville, North Carolina on July 24, 1921. He began studying music with Elmira Streets and graduated from Virginia State College in 1942 with his B.A. degree in Music. In 1944, Taylor arrived in New York City where he began playing the piano professionally with Ben Webster's Quartet. He received his M.A. degree and Ph.D. in Music Education from the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Internet videos
Interviews
Named Person: Billy Taylor; Billy Taylor
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Billy Taylor; Shawn Wilson; Neculai Burghelea; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
OCLC Number: 1003150378
Credits: Videographer, Neculai Burghelea.
Performer(s): Shawn Wilson, interviewer.
Event notes: Recorded
New York, New York
2005 August 29.
Description: 1 online resource (6 video files (2 hr., 51 min., 25 sec.)) : sound, color.
Other Titles: History Makers video oral history with Billy Taylor
Billy Taylor

Abstract:

Jazz pianist, professor, and composer Billy Taylor was born in Greenville, North Carolina on July 24, 1921. He began studying music with Elmira Streets and graduated from Virginia State College in 1942 with his B.A. degree in Music. In 1944, Taylor arrived in New York City where he began playing the piano professionally with Ben Webster's Quartet. He received his M.A. degree and Ph.D. in Music Education from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and served as a Duke Ellington Fellow at Yale University. Taylor was one of three jazz musicians appointed to the National Council of the Arts, and served as the artistic advisor for Jazz to the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. He also was the recipient of two Peabody Awards. Billy remained active, touring and recording with his Trio, playing concert dates, television, and radio engagements, writing music and lecturing until his death on December 28, 2010.

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