Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson (June 14, 1932, Winston-Salem, North Carolina—March 9, 2004, Chicago) was an innovative American composer whose interests spanned the worlds of jazz, dance, pop, film, television, and classical music.
Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson was Afro-American. He was named for the Afro-British composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912). Perkinson's mother was active in music and the arts as a piano teacher, church organist, and director of a theater company.
Perkinson attended the High School of Music and Art in New York City and studied composition with Vittorio Giannini…
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