Greg Thomas

Greg Thomas is a cultural journalist and frequent contributor to The Root. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

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March 31 2011 12:24 AM
The famed arts conservatory has a rich jazz presence. Today Juilliard Jazz celebrates its 10th anniversary. The Root talked to artistic director-drummer-producer Carl Allen about the school, touring and teaching, and why those who teach better be able to do, too.
Dec. 31 2010 12:33 AM
For more than 60 years, Billy Taylor was a standard-bearer of modern jazz piano. But he will be remembered as much for his roles as an educator, broadcaster and institution builder -- and, in one special case, a neighbor.