Billy Taylor Trio
Though he retired from formal public performance in 2005, Dr. Billy Taylor reunites with his trio mates, bassist Chip Jackson and drummer Winard Harper, for two very special concerts.
- Fri., Sep. 22, 2006
- Terrace Gallery
- 75 minutes
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In a season celebrating Living Jazz Legends, the Kennedy Center officially launches its new jazz season with its own jazz legend, NEA Jazz Master and Grammy winner Dr. Billy Taylor. Though he retired from formal public performance in 2005, the Kennedy Center's Artistic Advisor for Jazz returns for these two very special concerts. Hailed as a "vibrant force on the keyboard" by the Washington Post, Dr. Taylor reunites in the KC Jazz Club with his trio mates, bassist Chip Jackson and drummer Winard Harper, plus 17-year-old pianist Christian Sands, a protégé of Billy Taylor. Part of the Prelude Festival.
- About KC Jazz Club at the Kennedy Center
- About Prelude at the Kennedy Center
Watch and Listen
The Billy Taylor Trio and poets both local and national skat, signify, and do some soul stirring in an improvisational jam session.