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PLUS: Billy Taylor's Jazz Journeys

This event is NOT taking place at the Kennedy Center

  • Oct. 9 - Nov. 6, 2001
  • Other Venue
  • 1 hr, 30 min
  • $36.00
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About

In the world of jazz it is widely known that Billy Taylor wears many professional hats - pianist, composer, educator, broad-caster, and ambassador. We are proud to salute him as he celebrates his 80th birthday year with this special lecture series. Having lived most of the history of jazz, Dr. Taylor is in the unique position of being able to transport us in time, as he traces each musical era in his own inimitable way.

SESSION 1:
Jazz, The Early Years up to 1940's: Players to be discussed include Duke Ellington, Ethel Waters, Slam Stewart, Stuff Smith, Eddie South, Machito, Art Tatum.)

SESSION 2:
Prebop and Bebop, 1940's and 50's Players to be discussed include Ben Webster, Coleman Hawkings, Roy Edrigde, Candido, Billie Holiday.)

SESSION 3:
Breaking Out/New Directions, 1960's - Today Taylor's experiences as guest, broadcaster, actor and musical director on live television including David Foster Show, WNEW, WLIB, The Subject is Jazz (1st ever televised series on Jazz), as well as Taylor's compositions, commissions and books penned.

All events and artists subject to change without prior notice.

Group of 20 or more? Group Sales offers special terms and discounts for most performances.

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