John Taylor (1942–2015)
The Department is greatly saddened to learn of the death of John Taylor, who suffered a fatal heart attack whilst performing at the Segre Jazz Festival, France. John, an outstanding and internationally-respected jazz musician, was much loved and respected by his students and peers alike. John taught in the Department from 2005, and will be sorely missed by all of us.
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This year marks 50 years of Music at York. To celebrate we are hosting a range a performances and reunion events. The Department have also launched the Music at 50 Fund to help support and inspire the next generation of artists and performers.
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