key·​board·​ist ˈkē-ˌbȯr-dist How to pronounce keyboardist (audio)
: a person who plays a keyboard musical instrument

Examples of keyboardist in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Led by keyboardist and singer Nick Chargin, this adept ensemble features a six-piece brass section, five vocalists and Polish guitarist Tomek Sinclair, who is also in the Warsaw Improvisers Orchestra. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 23 Feb. 2024 Detroit band Mac Saturn has pulled the plug on its North American headlining tour days after keyboardist Evan Mercer was arrested on multiple child pornography charges. Brian McCollum, Detroit Free Press, 30 Jan. 2024 In a phone call earlier today, Can’s keyboardist, Irmin Schmidt, recalled performing with Suzuki. Joshua Minsoo Kim, Rolling Stone, 12 Feb. 2024 Beam produced the album, which has contributions from keyboardist Tyler Chester, bassist Sebastian Steinberg, guitarist David Garza, violinist Paul Cartwright, and percussionists Griffin Goldsmith, Beth Goodfellow, and Kyle Crane. Matthew Strauss, Pitchfork, 7 Feb. 2024 Soon after the release of Rags to Rufus, founding member Al Ciner departed the group, as did singer/keyboardist Ron Stockert and bassist Dennis Belfield — the man who gave their biggest hit its swampy groove. Jordan Runtagh, Peoplemag, 1 Feb. 2024 In 2015, the band’s longtime keyboardist, Carey Lander, died after being diagnosed with bone cancer. Nina Corcoran, Pitchfork, 30 Jan. 2024 Like so many of his connections, the friendship with Questlove flowed out of the tight alumni network of Houston’s High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, specifically multi-Grammy winning keyboardist Robert Glasper. Andrew Gilbert, The Mercury News, 26 Jan. 2024 Throughout its history, the group included keyboardist David Bryan, drummer Tico Torres, Guitarist Phil X, and bassist Hugh McDonald. Tomás Mier, Rolling Stone, 22 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1973, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of keyboardist was in 1973

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“Keyboardist.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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