Andrew Cyrille, Cécile McLorin Salvant Among 2020 Doris Duke Award Recipients


Drummer Andrew Cyrille (left) and vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant are among the recipients of the 2020 Doris Duke Artist Awards.

(Photo: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation)

Drummer Andrew Cyrille and vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant, along with six other artists in the dance and theater worlds, have been given the 2020 Doris Duke Artist Award, the nonprofit announced on Sept. 17.

The honor comes with a gift of $275,000, a portion of which is earmarked for retirement. The nonprofit this year also increased the number of awards it dispensed—usually six artists are recognized—to help offset lost income resulting from the pandemic.

In 2019, drummer Terri Lyne Carrington and trombonist George Lewis were among the honorees. DB

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