01/09/11

WBGO FM Spotlights Jazz Great Dr. Billy Taylor

New York City’s jazz radio station set to rerun programs featuring the late pianist and radio host

WBGO FM, based in Newark, New Jersey, and the undisputed radio voice of jazz in New York City, has announced that it will be featuring the late Dr. Billy Taylor in a series of programs running this week. Besides being a formidable pianist, Dr. Taylor was a radio and television host of renown, with a long association with various public radio shows. For those outside the New York City area, WBGO streams its broadcast online from its website.

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Here is a list of the WBGO programs airing this coming week highlighting Dr. Taylor.

Sunday, January 9: JazzSet features Billy Taylor - 6:00pm
Monday, January 10: Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz – 8:00pm
Tuesday, January 11: Jazz Profiles spotlights Billy Taylor – noon
Wednesday, January 12: Billy Taylor Jazz at the Kennedy Center – Joe Lovano – 9:00am
Wednesday, January 12: JazzSet features Billy Taylor – 6:30pm
Thursday, January 13: Billy Taylor Jazz at the Kennedy Center – Nancy Wilson– 2:00pm
Friday, January 14: Gary Walker with Billy Taylor at the piano – 9:00am
Saturday, January 15: JazzSet - Billy Taylor 80th Birthday Tribute Concert – 3:00pm Finale

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