key·​board·​ist | \ˈkē-ˌbȯr-dist \

Definition of keyboardist 

: a person who plays a keyboard musical instrument

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Our keyboardist is Mark Knoll, who is a monster on his instrument and an astonishing singer. George Varga,, "Steve Miller Band and Hot Tuna alum Greg Douglass set for 50th anniversary gig at Belly Up," 9 June 2018 This period may be most notable, though, for their then-uncredited (and then-married to John McVie) keyboardist Christine McVie fully entering the frame. Morgan Enos, Billboard, "Lindsey Buckingham Departure: Here's a Crash Course on Fleetwood Mac's Various Lineups," 10 Apr. 2018 Garson was Bowie’s most frequent collaborator, in large part because of the keyboardist’s ability to play in many different styles. Greg Kot,, "Why David Bowie the unknowable endures," 14 Feb. 2018 And musical director-keyboardist Patrick Marion’s four-piece band brings a spare but stylish vibe to Meinwald’s songs. James Hebert,, "'Loneliest Girl' squeezes insight and wit from story of Anita Bryant," 4 June 2018 However, when vocalist-keyboardist Hall and vocalist-guitarist Oates returned Saturday to headline the second annual Hoagie Nation at a hot and sticky Festival Pier, the tandem offered some extra mustard in their sonic sandwich. Ed Condran,, "Hall & Oates' Hoagie Nation returns to Festival Pier for its second year," 27 May 2018 The most recent Session features Seafair, a popular Cleveland band front by vocalist-keyboardist Chayla Hope. Michael Norman,, "Cleveland Sessions: A new video series showcasing music from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame city," 16 Apr. 2018 When the bus pulled into Billings, the passenger confronted Eric Franklin Rosser — a former keyboardist for John Mellencamp — who had $20,000 taped to his legs, another $50,000 in his bag and $1,000 worth of marijuana, according to court records. Amy Beth Hanson, The Seattle Times, "First-ever child porn suspect on FBI list pleads guilty," 16 Oct. 2018 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

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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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