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Jazz great Billy Taylor dies at 89: Pianist, educator and media personality

Dr. Taylor, one of the musical treasures of Washington and the world, died of a heart attack Dec. 28 at a hospital in New York City.

 
 

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Dr. Taylor, as Billy Taylor was known to one and all, was a first-rate jazz pianist who grew up in Washington and was a graduate of Dunbar High School.


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Billy Taylor, revered musician, broadcaster and spokesman for jazz, dies at 89
Article | Billy Taylor, one of the most versatile, influential and revered figures of the jazz world, who left his mark as a pianist, composer, educator and broadcaster and made Washington's Kennedy Center one of the nation's premier concert venues for jazz, died Dec. 28 at a hospital in New York. He was 8...

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