KJZZ staff and the Valley jazz community lost a true friend this week. Paul Anderson passed away unexpectedly Jan. 20.
Pianist, composer and teacher Billy Taylor is known for his jazz TV and radio shows, but he is also a lengendary pianist. As house pianist at Birdland in the 1940s he played with Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker and Miles Davis. Hear Billy Taylor's music tonight on the 9 O'clock Special.