The first published biography of Dr. Billy Taylor! He has been a distinguished ambassador for jazz-America's classical music. He is a jazz pianist who has worked with the finest musicians, and whose career has taken him to radio, television, dozens of colleges, and to being artistic advisor and spokesman for jazz at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. He has introduced and performed at the National Endowment for the Arts, and millions have seen him on the CBS Sunday Morning television program. His book, Jazz Piano, is the bible for both students and professionals. Having performed worldwide for millions of jazz lovers, Billy Taylor becomes almost live in the pages of William Lee's remarkably revealing biography based on interviews.