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Billy Taylor

AKA William Taylor

Born: 24-Jul-1921
Birthplace: Greenville, NC
Died: 28-Dec-2010
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: Heart Failure

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Jazz Musician, Pianist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free

Wife: Theodora (m. 1964, two children)
Son: Duane (d. 1988)
Daughter: Kim Taylor-Thompson (law professor)

    High School: Dunbar High School, Washington, DC
    University: BMus, Virginia State College (1942)
    University: PhD Music Education, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
    Professor: Music, East Carolina University

    National Public Radio Host, Jazz Alive
    Emmy 1983 (informational programming)
    National Medal of Arts 1992
    NEA Jazz Master 1998
    Big Band and Jazz Hall of Fame 1999
    Grammy 2004 (Trustees Award)

    The Cool World (20-Apr-1964)

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Author of books:
Jazz Piano: History and Development (1982)

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