Jazz in Our Time All-Star Opening Night Concert and Award Ceremony
The Jazz In Our Time Festival kicks off with a performance featuring vocalist Nancy Wilson with the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra and a ceremony honoring many living jazz legends.
- Sat., Mar. 3, 2007, 7:00 PM
- Concert Hall
- 2 hours
- $20.00 - $65.00
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The festivities kick off with this once-in-a-lifetime all-star event hosted by Tony winner and Kennedy Center Honoree James Earl Jones. During the concert, more than 25 jazz luminaries will be honored with the Kennedy Center "Living Jazz Legend Award" (see below for recipients). Performers will include vocalist Nancy Wilson with the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra, the Clayton Brothers Quintet, drummer T.S. Monk, violinist Regina Carter, and many others. Part of Jazz in Our Time.
Award recipients include:
Toshiko Akiyoshi, David Baker, Louie Bellson, Dave Brubeck, Donald Byrd, Ornette Coleman,
Paquito D'Rivera, Sir John Dankworth, Buddy DeFranco, Frank Foster, Curtis Fuller, Benny Golson,
Chico Hamilton, Barry Harris, Jimmy Heath, Jon Hendricks, Freddie Hubbard, Ahmad Jamal,
Al Jarreau, Hank Jones, Dame Cleo Laine, Michel Legrand, Abbey Lincoln, Wynton Marsalis,
Marian McPartland, James Moody, George Russell, Jimmy Scott, Dr. Billy Taylor, Cecil Taylor,
Clark Terry, Frank Wess, Gerald Wilson, Nancy Wilson, and Phil Woods.