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Billy Taylor: A Comma - Not a Period

By Published: April 5, 2005
Although Taylor will no longer perform, he will remain active within the international jazz community. He will continue to serve as "Artistic Adviser for Jazz at The Kennedy Center. His CDs continue to be released; "Taylor Made at the Kennedy Center," a CD available only on the web and in Kennedy Center shops, was released the same morning of this final event. He will write his memoirs. He also stated his intention to continue with educational seminars. After the performance, Taylor generously sat behind a table in the lobby as hundreds of people lined up after midnight to have their programs and CDs autographed. The octogenarian spent time with each person, emanating his characteristic compassion, modesty and charm. The final performance was — as he stated in a recent interview — merely a comma, and not a period.

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