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‘The Establishment’

Billy Adair, Blair Big Band director and jazz advocate, dies at 66

Feb. 18, 2014—  February 18, 2014 Media contacts: Kristin Whittlesey (615) 322-7656 kristin.whittlesey@vanderbilt.edu Jim Patterson, (615) 322-NEWS jim.patterson@vanderbilt.edu William “Billy” Adair, a teacher, arranger, multi-instrumentalist and backbone of the jazz program at Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music, has died. He was 66. Adair, senior lecturer in jazz and director of the Big Band Program at Blair, died...

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