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 The band is guitarist Steve Howe (who played on the album), keyboardist Geoff Downes, singer Jon Davison, bassist Billy Sherwood and touring drummer Jay Schellen (RIP Alan White). Ben Crandell, Sun Sentinel, 8 Sep. 2022 Guitarist and keyboardist Mark Bowen, who has been sitting out the band’s recent shows, is on paternity leave. Piet Levy, Journal Sentinel, 4 Sep. 2022 Alford, often working with Huntsville keyboardist Kelvin Wooten (who also deserves future AMHOF consideration), also contributed to recordings by The Roots, TLC, Whitney Houston, Babyface, Warren G. and Snoop Dogg. Matt Wake |, al, 23 Aug. 2022 At one point inside Motown’s legendary Studio A, Stones keyboardist Chuck Leavell took a seat at the Steinway grand piano (an instrument whose restoration was famously funded by Paul McCartney in 2012). Brian Mccollum, Detroit Free Press, 14 Nov. 2021 But the men onstage, which also included keyboardist Chuck Leavell from the immediate post-Duane version of the Allmans, were the keepers of this particular flame, and the music was clearly deep in the marrow of their bones. Hank Shteamer, Rolling Stone, 10 Mar. 2021 The Moon consists of singer, keyboardist and bass player Nicholas Petricca, guitarist Eli Maiman and drummer Sean Waugaman. Haadiza Ogwude, The Enquirer, 18 Aug. 2022 The festival easily filled an hourlong program of mostly contemporary cornerstones, from sacred to secular and all the sort-ofs in between, with guests keyboardist Stephen Alltop and musicians from the festival orchestra. Hannah Edgar, Chicago Tribune, 5 Aug. 2022 Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess plays a solo show at 9 p.m. from City Winery Nashville. Gary Graff, cleveland, 27 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of keyboardist

1973, in the meaning defined above

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20 Sep 2022

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“Keyboardist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2022.

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