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Jazz: Dixieland Moods: Type: Instrumental Jazz: Stride

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United States - Michigan

Taslimah Bey Quartet

Taslimah P. Bey began studying classical music at age 16, and switched to jazz in her senior year of high school. In 1985, Taslimah presented the Ragtime Legacy, a lecture/concert on the compositions of early ragtime composers, including Scott Joplin, Jelly Roll Morton, Artie Matthews, Eubie Blake and James P. Johnson. In 1986, she formed Taslimah’s Ragtime Band, in an effort to expand upon previous ragtime presentations to include her band arrangements for ragtime compositions. The band includes a rotating roster of jazz greats Marcus Belgrave, Charlie Gabriel, Marion Hayden, Greg Patrick, Tony Holland, Raycee Biggs and James Carter. Taslimah has a long list of performances in several jazz and ragtime festivals throughout the United States. She recently has performed at Preservation Hall with the jazz legends of New Orleans, including drummer, Shannon Powell. In May, 2001, Taslimah received the award for the Preservation of African-American Music from the Societie for the Culturally Concerned in Detroit. Taslimah has performed at Greenfield Village for the past 15 years and is a headline artist at Greenfield Village’s Ragtime Street Fair. She has also performed at the Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival in Sedalia, Missouri. In addition to performing ragtime, Taslimah has Bachelor’s of Music and teaches at Law Academy in Detroit. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in Music Education from Oakland University.