Jaki Byard

    Top Songs

    1
    Shine On MeJaki Byard
    2
    Parisian ThoroughfareJaki Byard
    3
    EvidenceJaki Byard
    4
    Hazy EveJaki Byard
    5
    GarrJaki Byard

    Albums

    Similar Artists

      Popular On

        About

        Biography

        The late Jaki Byard was, arguably, the most versatile pianist in jazz, though he also played trumpet and was an excellent tenor saxophonist. Born in 1922, he grew up during the golden era, and while younger than Duke Ellington, he embraced, as had his predecessor, all of the changes the music went through, from its origins in New Orleans through the free improvisation era. Byard would, in a single solo concert, reveal his truly awesome mastery of the aforementioned styles, as we... Read more

        Chat About Jaki Byard