It is indeed my distinct honor and privilege to be named a Jazz Hero of Washington, DC (for more scroll down just below the Ysaye Maria Barnwell interview below) in a group of jazz activists that includes the distinguished saxophonist-educator and music family patriarch Edward “Kidd” Jordan. I’m honored to receive my JJA Jazz Hero award at the annual Calvin Jones Big Band Festival at the University of the District of Columbia tonight (Monday, April 29); Kidd will be feted on April 30 in New Orleans.
Award to be presented on International Jazz Day
Tuesday, April 30, 5:30 p.m. Café Istanbul, 2372 St. Claude Ave. (MAP)
NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans chapter of the Jazz Journalists Association is pleased to honor Edward “Kidd” Jordan as the city’s inaugural Jazz Hero, an award which is being bestowed in conjunction with
The Jazz Journalists Association’s annual Jazz Awards honoring significant artistic and journalistic achievements in the music.
These honorees are activists, advocates, altruists, aiders and abettors of jazz who have had significant impact in their local communities. Mr. Jordan was selected by members of the New Orleans JJA based on his career-spanning dedication to expanding the horizons of the music itself, and educating the next generation of musicians — both in fundamentals and in the essential risk-taking spirit of the art form.
Please join the JJA and members of the city’s cultural community at a reception following the presentation of Mr. Jordan’s award on International Jazz Day, Tuesday April 30 at 5:30pm at Cafe Istanbul. The event is free and open to the public.
*For more information about Kidd Jordan’s nomination, please visit his Jazz Hero page .
*To learn more about the Jazz Journalists Association, please visit the JJA website.
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