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December 30, 2010
To the the family of Billy Taylor - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow, I know that Billy will be missed by many.
December 29, 2010
I was introduced to Dr. Billy Taylor by my uncle jazz organist Jimmy Smith in 1962 at Philly's Uptown Theater. What a thrill for a 14 year old especially since he was an African American male with a doctorate degree who was cool enough to hangout and play with my uncle's friends who included Art Blakey and Gloria Lynne on that particular date. It was a signature moment for me because it clarified what I wanted to do. As my uncle was fond of saying, " I could not carry a note in a bucket." However, I did go on and acquire my doctorate, and shaking Dr. Taylor's hand at 14 years old was a significant part of that journey.

Dr. Raymond E. Janifer, Sr.
December 29, 2010
Your work speaks for you. RIP Dr. Taylor
December 29, 2010
Please accept our deepest sympathies and we hope these scriptures brings you much comfort in your time of grief. acts24;15 matt 6;9,10 and psalm 37;10,29
December 29, 2010
THANKS FOR ALL OF THE GREAT MUSIC AND FOR BEING A GREAT EDUCATOR OF JAZZ MUSIC.MY SINCERE CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILY.
December 29, 2010
The world has lost a great musician. Kappa Alpha Psi has lost a great member.Virginia State University has lost a great alumnus. Thanks for coming twice to Center Moriches High School and sharing your talent with my students.
December 29, 2010
To the family of one of the greatest musicians I have ever heard, I am so sorry to hear of his passing. I will always remember "I wish I knew how it feels to be frre".
December 29, 2010
What a talent!
R.I.P. Mr. Taylor.
December 29, 2010
You will always live in our hearts and prayers.
December 29, 2010
Dr. Taylor was a true legend in the music world. Rest In Peace.

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Ramsey Lewis and Billy Taylor 1990 "The Piano Style" Billy Taylor lives on forever. Dr. Billy Taylor at Center Moriches H.S. in 1989

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