JazzFest History

Billy Taylor

Instrument: Piano
Born: Washington, D.C.

"The most important message, I think, is that those of us who are fortunate enough to be born in America are blessed with a country and a living situation that allows us tremendous personal freedom. And that personal freedom is certainly expressed in the most succinct way in jazz."

- Billy Taylor
DownBeat


From the JazzFest Program Biography:

Billy Taylor Program Bio