Jazz is America's classical music.

— Billy Taylor

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Steinway is the finest piano ever made. Its tone is magnificent and its well-balanced action superb.


Duke Ellington's career traces the entire history of jazz.

The repertoire associated with him contains the most important elements in the music and provides concrete examples of some of the best ways to present the music in the widest variety of settings-radio, TV, recordings, movies, concert halls, festivals, solo, small ensemble, big band, symphony orchestra, opera, Broadway shows.... You name it, he did it!


The thing that is making jazz healthy today is that people are coming out of other backgrounds - from rock, folk, from ethnic music. It's changing the music, and for the better.

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