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Ulysses Kay

Ulysses Kay has been played on NTS in shows including Tafelmusik w/ Francesco Fusaro, featured first on 12 July 2020. Songs played include Six Dances For String Orchestra.

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…

Six Dances For String Orchestra
Ulysses Kay
Six Dances For String Orchestra
Ulysses KayTurnabout1974