Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson (1932-2004), (named after the Black British composer Samuel Coleridge Taylor) was a multi-talented and multi-faceted artist whose classical compositional style was vibrantly contrapuntal but also tinged with the jazz and popular music that he knew so well. He was a child of New York City, studying at the High School of Music and Art, then NYU and Manhattan School of Music, studying composition and conducting. Join me at Joe’s Pub on Juneteenth as I play his magnificent Toccata for Piano, a work of sheer exuberance and joy! Tickets are moving fast, so get yours today!
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