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BET Jazz Adds New Programs to Lineup

BET Jazz: The 24-Hour Jazz Channel recently announced the premiere of some new programs, which will compliment the balance of its summer programming and jumpstart the channel’s fall season. Highlights include programs featuring Billy Taylor (pictured), Chick Corea and the third season of Journey With Jazz at Lincoln Center. Here’s a list of programming highlights; check you listings for air dates and times. For more information on these programs, visit

J&R Music World Artist of the Month – Dr. Billy Taylor: The featured artist for August is pianist-composer-educator Taylor. In his own words, he recounts his early days in school in Washington D.C., moving to NYC, and his subsequent work with Ben Webster, Don Redmond and others. Dr. Taylor talks about the birth of his Jazzmobile program and his Dr. Martin Luther King-inspired “Peaceful Warrior” suite.

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