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Billy Taylor, Sr.

First Name: 
Billy
Last Name: 
Taylor
Alternate Name(s): 
William Taylor, Sr.
Skills/Instrument: 
Gender: 
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Date of Birth: 
April 3, 1906 - September 2, 1986
Birthplace: 
Washington, D.C.

This is NOT the same person as famous jazz pianist, Billy Taylor. This Billy Taylor, known as Billy Taylor, Sr. (because he also has a son, Billy Taylor, Jr. who is also a jazz bassist) started playing tuba in 1919 and switched to bass by the early 1930s.

Ethnicity:
African/African Descent
Region of Origin:
Northeast USA

This is NOT the same person as famous jazz pianist, Billy Taylor. This Billy Taylor, known as Billy Taylor, Sr. (because he also has a son, Billy Taylor, Jr. who is also a jazz bassist) started playing tuba in 1919 and switched to bass by the early 1930s.

Activities

sessions

Duke Ellington August 19, 1935 - Session
08/19/1035 - 08/19/1935
Jelly Roll Morton March 5, 1930 - Session
03/05/1930
Jelly Roll Morton June 2, 1930 - Session
06/02/1930
Jelly Roll Morton October 9, 1930 - Session
10/09/1930
Duke Ellington January 9, 1935 - Session
01/09/1935
Duke Ellington March 5, 1935 - Session
03/05/1935
Duke Ellington March 5, 1935 - Session
03/05/1935
Duke Ellington April 30, 1935 - Session
04/30/1935
Duke Ellington September 12, 1935 - Session
09/12/1935
Duke Ellington January 3, 1936 - Session
01/03/1936
Duke Ellington January 20, 1936 - Session
01/20/1936
Duke Ellington February 27,1936 - Session
02/27/1936
Duke Ellington February 28, 1936 - Session
02/28/1936
Duke Ellington May 9, 1936 - Session
05/09/1936
Duke Ellington May 26, 1936 - Session
05/26/1936
Duke Ellington July 29, 1936 - Session
07/29/1936
Duke Ellington December 16, 1936 - Session
12/16/1936
Duke Ellington December 19, 1936 - Session
12/19/1936
Duke Ellington March 5, 1937 - Session
03/05/1937
Duke Ellington March 18, 1937 - Session
03/18/1937
Duke Ellington April 9, 1937 - Session
04/09/1937
Duke Ellington April 22, 1937 - Session
04/22/1937
Duke Ellington April 29, 1937 - Session
04/29/1937
Duke Ellington May 14, 1937 - Session
05/14/1937
Duke Ellington June 8, 1937 - Session
06/08/1937
Duke Ellington June 16, 1937 - Session
06/16/1937
Duke Ellington September 20, 1937 - Session
09/20/1937
Duke Ellington October 26, 1937 - Session
10/26/1937
Duke Ellington January 13, 1938 - Session
01/13/1938
Duke Ellington January 19, 1938 - Session
01/19/1938
Duke Ellington January 19, 1938 - Session
01/19/1938
Duke Ellington January 19, 1938 - Session
01/19/1938
Duke Ellington January 19, 1938 - Session
01/19/1938
Duke Ellington February 2, 1938 - Session
02/02/1938
Duke Ellington February 24, 1938 - Session
02/24/1938
Duke Ellington February 24, 1938 - Session
02/24/1938 - 02/24/2938
Duke Ellington March 3, 1938 - Session
03/03/1938
Duke Ellington March 24, 1938 - Session
03/24/1938
Duke Ellington March 28, 1938 - Session
03/28/1938
Duke Ellington April 4, 1938 - Session
04/04/1938
Duke Ellington April 11, 1938 - Session
04/11/1938
Duke Ellington April 17, 1938 - Session
04/17/1938
Duke Ellington April 24, 1938 - Session
04/24/1938
Duke Ellington April 24, 1938 - Session
04/24/1938
Duke Ellington April 29, 1938 - Session
04/29/1938
Duke Ellington May 1, 1938 - Session
05/01/1938
Duke Ellington May 8, 1938 - Session
05/08/1938
Duke Ellington May 15, 1938 (a) - Session
05/15/1938
Duke Ellington May 15, 1938 (b) - Session
05/15/1938
Duke Ellington May 22, 1938 - Session
05/22/1938
Duke Ellington May 29, 1938 - Session
05/29/1938
Duke Ellington June 7, 1938 - Session
06/07/1938
Duke Ellington June 20, 1938 - Session
06/20/1938
Johnny Hodges June 22, 1938 - Session
06/22/1938
Duke Ellington June 25, 1938 - Session
06/25/1938
Johnny Hodges August 1, 1938 - Session
08/01/1938
Cootie Williams August 2, 1938 - Session
08/02/1938
Duke Ellington August 4, 1938 - Session
08/04/1938
Duke Ellington August 9, 1938 - Session
08/09/1938
Johnny Hodges August 24, 1938 - Session
08/24/1938
Duke Ellington September 2, 1938 - Session
09/02/1938
Duke Ellington October 6, 1938 (a) - Session
10/06/1938
Duke Ellington October 6, 1938 (b) - Session
10/06/1938
Duke Ellington December 19, 1938 - Session
12/19/1938
Johnny Hodges December 20, 1938 - Session
12/20/1938
Cootie Williams December 21, 1938 - Session
12/21/1938
Duke Ellington December 21, 1938 - Session
12/21/1938
Duke Ellington December 22, 1938 - Session
12/22/1938
Duke Ellington Late 1939 - Session
01/01/1939 - 12/31/1939
Duke Ellington February 1939 - Session
02/01/1939 - 02/28/1939
Johnny Hodges February 27, 1939 - Session
02/27/1939
Cootie Williams February 28, 1939 - Session
02/28/1939
Duke Ellington March 15, 1939 (a) - Session
03/15/1939
Duke Ellington March 15, 1939 (b) - Session
03/15/1939
Duke Ellington March 15, 1939 (c) - Session
03/15/1939
Duke Ellington March 20, 1939 - Session
03/20/1939
Rex Stewart March 20, 1939 - Session
03/20/1939
Duke Ellington March 21, 1939 (a) - Session
03/21/1939
Duke Ellington March 21, 1939 (b) - Session
03/21/1939
Johnny Hodges March 21, 1939 - Session
03/21/1939
Duke Ellington April 29, 1939 (b) - Session
04/29/1939
Duke Ellington May 28, 1939 - Session
05/28/1939
Johnny Hodges June 2, 1939 - Session
06/02/1939
Duke Ellington June 6, 1939 - Session
06/06/1939
Barney Bigard June 8, 1939 - Session
06/08/1939
The Quintones June 8, 1939 - Session
06/08/1939
Duke Ellington June 12, 1939 - Session
06/12/1939
Cootie Williams June 21, 1939 - Session
06/21/1939
Cootie Williams June 22, 1939 - Session
06/22/1939
Duke Ellington July 26, 1939 - Session
07/26/1939
Duke Ellington August 28, 1939 - Session
08/28/1939
Johnny Hodges September 1, 1939 - Session
09/01/1939
Johnny Hodges October 14, 1939 - Session
10/14/1939
Barney Bigard October 16, 1939 - Session
10/16/1939
Duke Ellington October 16, 1939 - Session
10/16/1939
Duke Ellington November 2, 1939 - Session
11/02/1939
Duke Ellington November 24, 1939 - Session
11/24/1939
Art Tatum January 21, 1941 - Session
01/21/1941
Art Tatum June 13, 1941 - Session
06/13/1941
Barney Bigard January 5, 1945 - Session
01/05/1945
Don Byas January 23, 1945 - Session
01/23/1945
Nat Jaffe January 24, 1945 - Session
01/24/1945
Cozy Cole February 2, 1945 - Session
02/02/1945
Cozy Cole March 19, 1945 - Session
03/19/1945
Teddy Wilson August 19, 1946 - Session
08/19/1946
Miles Davis May 18, 1950 - Session
05/18/1950
Miles Davis May 19, 1950 - Session
05/19/1950
Mary Lou Williams June 10, 1951 - Session
06/10/1951
Mary Lou Williams June 11, 1951 - Session
06/11/1951
Mary Lou Williams June 15, 1951 - Session
06/15/1951