The Living Legacy Award ~ Celebrating 20 Years

Posted: October 6, 2014

Come to The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts  ~  October 10, 2014.  The Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation is honoring Joanne Brackeen this year for her contributions as pianist and composer, with the BNY Mellon Jazz Living Legacy Award.  It is also celebrating 20 years of honoring jazz musicians as Living Legends.  Previous Legacy Awardees have been invited back to help celebrate this 20th Anniversary.  With me will be Roy Haynes, Jimmy Heath, Richard Abrams, Kenny Barron, Reggie Workman and Larry Ridley.   I invite all of you to come too, and bring your friends!  Reception and Award presentation followed by a performance by Richard Abrams!  Please contact Karen Newell at or via telephone at 410.539.6656 x104 for your tickets.      

Previous BNY Mellon Living Legacy Award winners include Nathan Davis, Muhal Richard Abrams, Phil Woods, Roy Haynes, Dr. Frank Foster, Kenny Barron, Benny Golson, Oliver Lake, Rufus Reid, Randy Weston, Keter Betts, Jimmy Heath, Joe Kennedy, Jr., Shirley Scott, Reggie Workman, Dr. Donald Byrd, Larry Ridley, Barry Harris, Robert “Boysie” Lowery, and Clark Terry. A Millennium Award was conferred on Dr. Billy Taylor in 2000.