Brooklyn Jazz Hall of Fame Awards and Induction Ceremony, created by Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium, immortalizes musicians with beginnings in the borough and recognizes members of this community who made significant contributions. Pianist, Irving Sidney “Duke” Jordan is the sole inductee for 2018. This affair takes place at the Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation’s Billie Holiday Theatre, 1368 Fulton Street, on Wednesday, May 9, starting at 6:00 PM. Concert music by the Louis Hayes Quartet, courtesy of Jazzmobile. Tickets purchased online through Eventbrite, search Brooklyn Jazz Hall of Fame Awards Ceremony.
The evening begins with a jazz trio performing in the lobby of “The Billie.” The theatre opens its doors at 7:00 PM. The youth ensemble, Q City Soundz, performs jazz standards composed by selected hall of fame members. There are ethnically diverse restaurants in walking distance and one on the grounds of Restoration.
During the ceremony, the Brooklyn Jazz Hall of Fame committee will present, “Newark’s First Lady of Jazz,” Dorthaan Kirk, with its Jazz Impact Award in recognition of her thirty-nine years of service to the jazz community. Brooklyn’s jazz community selected gifted pianist, Andre “Chez” Lewis, to receive this hall of fame’s Deacon LeRoy Applin Young Lion Award. Mr. Lewis is a former student of Barry Harris and was given an AUDELCO award as its “Rising Star” in 2013.
The Brooklyn Jazz Hall of Fame Awards and Induction ceremony presented by Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium in partnership with RestorationART.
CBJC’s mission is to recognize the contributions of musicians and the role they play in advancing the culture while promoting the dignity of a people. Develop venues that are affordable, accessible, and attractive to young people, adults, and elders. Provide a forum for cultural exchanges and building coalitions by working collectively with the aim of re-establishing the spiritual and emotional connections between artists and their communities.
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