Dr. Billy Taylor, a jazz pianist, composer, educator and broadcaster, encompassed that rare combination of creativity, intelligence, and vision — qualities that made him one of our most cherished national treasures.
By Rudy Collins The family of Dr Billy Taylor as well as other VIP’s such as Congressman Charles Rangel, Mayor David Dinkins, Keith Wright, and others were present for the renaming of 138th Street at 5th Ave Dr. Billy Taylor Way in Harlem.
Summerfest is proud to be joining The Harlem Cultural Archives at the Street Naming ceremony in honor of Jazzmobile’s founder Billy Taylor.
Billy Taylor (born William Taylor; July 24, 1921 – December 28, 2010) was an American jazz pianist, composer, broadcaster and educator.
The memorial service for Dr. Billy Taylor will be at Riverside Church in Harlem on Monday, January 10 at 6 pm. located at490 Riverside Drive at West 120th Street Enter on Riverside DriveIn lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Dr. Taylor’s name to the organization that he founded, Jazzmobile. Donations…
Albany Leon “Barney” Bigard, March 3, 1906 – June 27, 1980, was a Harlem jazz clarinetist known for his 15-year tenure with Duke Ellington.
The National Arts Club (NAC) congratulates seven-time GRAMMY Award-winning bassist, composer and bandleader Christian McBride on being selected to receive the Club’s Medal of Honor.