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 1964 Mercury belonged to Lisa Coleman, keyboardist in The Revolution, Prince’s definitive backing band. Matt Wake |, al, "20 of rock & roll’s most iconic cars," 8 July 2020 Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan, the musical was adapted from a schlocky 1984 movie about a geek named Melvin who is thrown into a vat of toxic waste and becomes a slimy green superhero. Harrison Smith,, "Nick Cordero, Tony-nominated Broadway star, dies at 41 of coronavirus," 7 July 2020 Jill Anna Ponasik stage-directed the production, with keyboardist Donna Kummer. Jim Higgins, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee Opera Theatre turns canceled 'Doc Danger' into musical radio play," 24 June 2020 Much in demand as a keyboardist for recording dates and concerts, the younger Clayton has collaborated with a broad range of artists. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Keyboard legend Chick Corea and rising star Gerald Clayton discuss their music and mutual admiration society," 29 Sep. 2019 Throughout the 11-track song-cycle, the singer and keyboardist explores the emotional push and pull of life. Chrissie Dickinson,, "Ben Zaidi’s electro pop came to life in the solitude of a cabin in the woods," 21 Nov. 2019 Ken Adamany, a keyboardist at the University of Wisconsin who would go on to manage Cheap Trick, remembers meeting Miller in 1961 after the guitarist arrived on campus to study comparative literature. Geoff Edgers, Washington Post, "Steve Miller cracked the code of 1970s radio. But he’s still raging against the music industry.," 4 Oct. 2019 Guest appearances include founding E Street Band keyboardist David Sancious as well as sometime E Street Band players Charlie Giordano and Soozie Tyrell. Chris Eggertsen, Billboard, "Bruce Springsteen to Release 19th Studio Album 'Western Stars' on June 14," 25 Apr. 2019 Ralph Quinke/ECM Records Lyle Mays, a keyboardist, composer and arranger best known for his long association with the guitarist Pat Metheny, died on Monday in Simi Valley, Calif. Peter Keepnews, New York Times, "Lyle Mays, 66, Pat Metheny Group Keyboardist, Is Dead," 12 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of keyboardist

1973, in the meaning defined above

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“Keyboardist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of keyboardist

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

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