key·board·ist | \ˈkē-ˌbȯr-dist \

Definition of keyboardist 

: a person who plays a keyboard musical instrument

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The keyboardists switch from clean piano sounds to ominous organ chords. Christopher Arnott,, "Terrence Mann Kills It As 'Sweeney Todd' At CT Rep," 26 June 2018 Our keyboardist Colin played on a couple of the songs… [Fortune’s] project is really cool. Adam Lukach, RedEye Chicago, "Twin Peaks helps create deep-dish pizza puff as part of Dusek's Sound Bites program for performers," 20 Dec. 2017 Argentine keyboardist and producer Daniel Sais, who was well known for recording and performing with the band Soda Stereo, has died. Judy Cantor-navas, Billboard, "Soda Stereo Keyboardist Daniel Sais Dead at 55," 2 July 2018 Change is something Sermon, singer Dan Reynolds, bassist/keyboardist Ben McKee and drummer Daniel Platzman have had to get used to over the past five years. Alan Sculley, kansascity, "Imagine Dragons: ‘Evolve’ show is ‘the most complicated production’ they’ve done," 11 July 2018 The band now teams him, bassist Nat Baldwin and drummer Mike Johnson with three new members — percussionist-singer Felicia Douglass, guitarist-singer Maia Friedman and keyboardist-singer Kristin Slipp. George Varga,, "Dirty Projectors, with three new members, will open first tour in five years in San Diego on Saturday," 10 May 2018 Created by Josh Evert, the singer and keyboardist for local psychedelic rock group the Fatty Acids, Arte has raised more than $60,000 since the first fest in 2015. Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "10 things to see at Arte Para Todos, a Milwaukee music festival benefitting local schools," 23 Apr. 2018 With singer and harmonica player Diane Blue, saxophonist Myanna, guitarist and singer Wendy Sobel, keyboardist and singer Alizon Lissance, bassist and singer Lisa Mann, and drummer Diane Gately., "The Ticket: What’s happening in the local arts world," 22 June 2018 Other orchestra members are conga player and percussionist Willie Vazquez, drum and timbales player Rob Castaneda, bassist Art Lopez and keyboardist Jimmy Hernandez. Bob Kostanczuk, Post-Tribune, "Latin Satin Soul performs at free Whiting concert series," 12 July 2018

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1973, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of keyboardist

: a musician who plays a keyboard (sense 1b)

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