Excerpts from Billy Taylor's lectures at the Kennedy Center.

The Fourth Lecture

In the final lecture of the four part series presented at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., on April 11, 1995, Billy Taylor discussed the role of jazz in American culture, and in the world. He talked about the economics of jazz music, and the obstacles faced by jazz musicians with record companies, the media and the public in looking for exposure and success in their careers, and the directions being taken by some of the up-and-coming jazz artists of today.