Dec 10, 2011

Rhythms Flow as Aging Pianist Finds New Audience

Boyd Lee Dunlop found his musical talent during the Great Depression. But after years of playing in bars and nightclubs, it took a damaged piano in a Buffalo nursing home for him to be discovered.

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Rhythms Flow as Aging Pianist Finds New Audience Aging Pianist Finds a New Audience

Then came a new resident, a musician in his 80s with a touch of forgetfulness named Boyd Lee Dunlop, and he could play a little. Actually, he could play a lot, his bony fingers dancing the mad dance of improvised jazz in a way that evoked a long life’s all.

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