Byard, John Arthur 'Jaki' 15.jun.1922-11.feb.1999 USA Massachusetts, Worcester - NY Queens, Jamaica (shot dead by an unknown)
jazz pianist, of African descent, 1964 toured Europe for the Berlin Jazz Festival, has given concerts in Japan and Australia. 1942 private music teacher, 1972 chairman Afro-American music New England Conservatory Boston, 1975 taught at the City University of New York, 1977 at the Hartt College of Music in Hartford Connecticut ; son of candy maker John Arthur Byard sr. (Canada Nova Scotia, Amherst 2.sep.1896-31.aug.1968 Massachusetts, West Medford) and Geraldine Mae Garr (Connecticut, Norwich 25.sep.1899-30.sep.1988 Massachusetts, Oak Bluffs)

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[J] Just rollin' along
Benjamin Herman alto sax, Pierre Christophe piano, Jos Machtel bass, Joost van Schalck drums. A-Records 73235

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