Ulysses Simpson Kay (January 7, 1917, Tucson, Arizona–May 20, 1995, Englewood, New Jersey) was an African-American composer. His music is mostly neoclassical in style.
Ulysses Kay, the nephew of the classic jazz musician King Oliver, studied piano, violin and saxophone. Kay attended the University of Arizona where he was encouraged by the African-American composer William Grant Still. He went for graduate work to the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, and there worked under Howard Hanson…
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