Jim Bob Floyd

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James Robert Floyd aka J. B. Floyd (born 2 Jun 1929 Tyler, Texas) is an American concert pianist (jazz, classical, avant-garde, and the like), composer, and music pedagogue at the collegiate level. He has long-been a professor of music, which has included Chairman of Keyboard Performance, at Northern Illinois University and the University of Miami Frost School of Music.[1][2] Floyd is a Yamaha Artist.[3][4]

Selected discography[edit]

JB Floyd (piano), Thomas Buckner (baritone), Lisa Hansen (flute), Robert Ashley (composer)[5]
  • Suitable for Framing David Rosenboom, JB Floyd & Trichy Sankaran, Mutable Music (1975)
  • Salvatore Martirano: "O, O, O, O, That Shakespeherian Rag
University of Illinois Chamber Choir & Madrigal Singers, Salvatore Martirano (conductor), Marilyn Nonken, J.B Floyd, Vicki Ray (piano), Jacqueline Bobak, Donald Smith (vocalist), Ronald Dewar (bass clarinet, tenor sax), Thomas Howell (flute), Howard Smith (contra-alto clarinet), Arthur Maddox (celeste), Dorothy Martirano (violin), Lee Duckles (cello), Thomas Frederickson (bass), Morgan Powell (trombone), Charles Brougham, Rick Kvistad (percussion)
  • Vol. 18, CDCM Computer Music Series, "The Composer in the Computer Age–III"
  1. Paul LanskyStroll, for chamber group and computer music on tape
  2. Cindy McTee"M" Music (1991-92), for alto saxophone and computer music on tape
  3. Charles DodgeIn Celebration (1975), computer music on tape
  4. J.B. Floyd – Tribute (1991), piano and computer music system
  5. Allen StrangeSleeping Beauty (1988-92), for amplified violin and computer-generated sounds — performed by Debra Richtmeyer (alto saxophone)
JB Floyd (piano), Patricia Strange (violin), members of the University of North Texas College of Music Faculty Chamber Players conducted by Thomas Clark: Mary Karen Clardy (flute), Robert Schietroma (marimba), assisted by marimbist, Hsin-Yi Wu, Carter Enyeart (cello), Adam Wodnicki (piano)
  1. AccidentsTwo: Sound Projections, for Piano with Computer Music
  2. Canadian Coastlines: Canonic Fractals for Musicians and Computer Band
  3. Quadrants: Event/Complex No. 4 (1972, rev. 1994) for Yamaha Disklavier piano
  4. Event/Complex No. 9 (1974), for percussion, combined with delay system and electronic music on tape
  5. Accidents (1967), for electronically prepared piano and Buchla-100 Electronic Music System
Performed by David Tudor, Montague/Mead Piano Plus (Stephen Montague & Philip Mead), Robert McCormick, J.B. Floyd, and the CBC Radio Ensemble

Notable former students[edit]

University of Miami Frost School of Music


  1. ^ Jack Edwin Guerry (born 1931), Silvio Scionti: Remembering a Master Pianist and Teacher, University of North Texas Press (1991)
  2. ^ An Intimate Portrait of Sidney Foster: Pianist ... Mentor, by Imelda Delgado, Hamilton Books (2013), pg. 138; OCLC 795177888
  3. ^ Renaissance Man: JB Floyd, Yamaha Corporation of America, Piano Division, Buena Park, California, August 8, 2003
  4. ^ International Who's Who in Music and Musicians' Directory (10th ed.), Ernest Kay (ed.), International Who's Who in Music (1984); OCLC 11828662
  5. ^ François Couture, Transporting Transmittance: Music of J.B. Floyd, Allmusic, 2003
  6. ^ "Abbott-Kirk, Jane" (in Vol 1 of 2), Who's Who in America, 59th ed., 2005, Marquis Who's Who (2004); OCLC 56976043, 4780018167

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