The family of Dr Billy Taylor as well as other VIP’s such as Congressman Charles Rangel, Mayor David Dinkins, Keith Wright, and others were present for the renaming of 138th Street at 5th Ave Dr. Billy Taylor Way in Harlem.
Summerfest is proud to be joining The Harlem Cultural Archives at the Street Naming ceremony in honor of Jazzmobile’s founder Billy Taylor. Continue Reading →
When the Harlem Renaissance was in vogue at the dawn of the 20th Century, the jazz clubs around Jungle Alley, between Lenox and Seventh Avenue – The Savoy Ballroom, Small’s Paradise, Minton’s Playhouse, Clark Monroe’s Uptown House, The Ubangi Club, Park Palace, Connie’s Inn, and others – were the place to be. Continue Reading →
Billy Taylor (born William Taylor; July 24, 1921 – December 28, 2010) was an American jazz pianist, composer, broadcaster and educator. Continue Reading →
West 120th Street
Enter on Riverside DriveIn lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Dr. Taylor’s name to the organization that he founded, Jazzmobile. Donations can also be made online. Continue Reading →