Music Greats Added To Jazz Wall Of Fame

June, 2010

Living legends Donald Fagen and Phil Woods are among those honored at annual event in New York City

Living Legend Donald Fagen (holding award) poses with ASCAP Board member Valerie Simpson, ASCAP President & Chairman Paul Williams, ASCAP Board member and Jazz Wall panelist Johnny Mandel, ASCAP Board member Marilyn Bergman and Jazz Wall panelist Alan Bergman.

ASCAP added five music greats to the ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame on Monday, June 14th. At an event held at ASCAP’s New York City offices and hosted by ASCAP President and Chairman Paul Williams, living legends Donald Fagen and Phil Woods were inducted along with posthumous honorees Eddie Lang, Thelonious Monk and Dinah Washington.

Among those participating at the reception as presenters and/or performers were ASCAP Board member Marilyn Bergman, Alan Bergman, Fred Hersch, guitarist Julian Lage, Jay Leonhart, ASCAP Board members Johnny Mandel and Valerie Simpson, Jaleel Shaw, Lillias White and Hal Willner.

In addition, acclaimed jazz drummer and composer John Hollenbeck was presented with The ASCAP Foundation Vanguard Award for his innovative musical activity.

The reception also celebrated the eighth annual ASCAP Foundation Young Jazz Composer Awards. The program was established in 2002 to encourage the jazz creators of the future. The Awards recognize composers less than 30 years of age whose works are selected through a national competition. The program is supported in part by The Gibson Foundation and the Bart Howard Estate.

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