Died April 5, 2017, peacefully, at hospital, late of Carrickfergus, beloved husband of Annie and devoted father of Heather, Wendy and Alison, father-in-law of Darlington, Karl and Dan.
A Service of Thanksgiving for Bill's life take place on Monday 10th April at Roselawn Crematorium at 1.30 p.m. Donations in lieu, if desired, payable by cheque or postal order to Macmillan Cancer Support, c/o Mulholland Funeral Directors, 39/41 Irish Quarter South, Carrickfergus, BT38 8BL.
The Deane-Tanners were well known in New York society and members of several clubs, until Deane-Tanner abruptly vanished on 23 October 1908, at the age of 36, deserting his wife and their daughter Ethel Daisy.After Taylor's disappearance, friends said he had suffered "mental lapses" before, and his family thought at first he had wandered off during an episode of amnesia.Taylor's brother, Denis, a former lieutenant in the British Army and a manager of a New York antiques business, would also disappear four years later, in 1912, abandoning his wife and two children.William Cunningham Deane-Tanner was born into the Anglo-Irish gentry on 26 April 1872, at Evington House, County Carlow, Ireland, one of five children of a retired British Army officer, Major Kearns Deane-Tanner of the Carlow Rifles, and his wife, Jane O'Brien.His siblings were Denis Gage Deane-Tanner, Ellen "Nell" Deane-Tanner Faudel-Phillips, Lizzie "Daisy" Deane-Tanner, and Oswald Kearns Deane-Tanner.Billy Taylor is the world's foremost spokesman for jazz." Taylor was born in Greenville, North Carolina, but moved to Washington, D. He grew up in a musical family and learned to play different instruments as a child, including guitar, drums and saxophone.He was most successful at the piano, and had classical piano lessons with Henry Grant, who had educated Duke Ellington a generation earlier.William "Billy" Taylor (July 24, 1921 – December 28, 2010) was an American jazz pianist, composer, broadcaster and educator. Jones Distinguished Professor of Music at East Carolina University in Greenville, and from 1994 was the artistic director for jazz at the John F.Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D. A jazz activist, Taylor sat on the Honorary Founders Board of The Jazz Foundation of America, an organisation he started in 1989, with Ann Ruckert, Herb Storfer and Phoebe Jacobs, to save the homes and the lives of America's elderly jazz and blues musicians, later including musicians who survived Hurricane Katrina.Taylor made his first professional appearance playing keyboard at the age of 13 and was paid one dollar. S.'s first high school for African-American students.He went to Virginia State College and majored in sociology. Undine Smith Moore noticed young Taylor's talent in piano and he changed his major to music, graduating with a degree in music in 1942.