key·​board·​ist | \ ˈkē-ˌbȯr-dist How to pronounce keyboardist (audio) \

Definition of keyboardist

: a person who plays a keyboard musical instrument

Examples of keyboardist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Chuck Leavell, keyboardist for the Allman Brothers and then the Rolling Stones, was a guest. Washington Post, 10 July 2021 Together, drummer Roger Hawkins, bassist David Hood, guitarist Jimmy Johnson and keyboardist were the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section. Matt Wake |, al, 22 May 2021 Singer, keyboardist and bassist Mike Kerr puts the bass front and center, often fuzzed-out and doing a solo. Mark Kennedy, Star Tribune, 28 Apr. 2021 Lewis continued with her talent agency but also became Bo Diddley’s touring keyboardist until his death in 2008. David Browne, Rolling Stone, 1 July 2021 The band — made up of lead singer and guitarist Nai Palm, bassist Paul Bender, keyboardist Simon Mavin and drummer Perrin Moss, are known for their soul/funk/R&B style — so much so, that the group has been sampled by some of hip-hop's finest. Shelby Stewart, Chron, 25 June 2021 Music director and keyboardist Christie Chiles Twillie led an onstage trio that included guitarist Stephen Hull and drummer Terry Jeanes, with several guest appearances by dobro wizard Johnny Maddox via video from Finland. Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 22 June 2021 Crash of the Crown was recorded by the current Styx configuration of Shaw, guitarist-singer James Young, bassist Chuck Panozzo, keyboardist-singer Lawrence Gowan, drummer Todd Sucherman and bassist-guitarist Ricky Phillips. David Chiu, Forbes, 18 June 2021 Tim Renwick, [keyboardist] Michael Kamen, another genius that disappeared from earth. Andy Greene, Rolling Stone, 10 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of keyboardist

1973, in the meaning defined above

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22 Jul 2021

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“Keyboardist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of keyboardist

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

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