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Billy Taylor's Memorial Service

Dr. Billy Taylor, the great Jazz pianist, educator, broadcaster and Jazz advocate, passed away at the age of 89 on December 28, 2010. This Memorial Service was held at Riverside Church in New York on January 10, 2011. Rev. Calvin O. Butts presided. Tributes were by Loren Schoenberg, of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, who was Billy's next store neighbor, Ramsey Lewis, Kevin Struthers of the Kennedy Center, and Robin Bell-Stevens of JazzMobile. Musical interludes were provided by Billy's protege, Christian Sands, Geri Allen, Cassandra Wilson, Frank Wess, Jimmy Owens, Chip Jackson and Winard Harper. For more Billy Taylor, please visit:
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