ASCAP To Induct Six Into Jazz Wall Of Fame

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The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) has announced that six musicians will be added to its Jazz Wall of Fame at a June 1 ceremony.

The event will be highlighted by the induction of three ASCAP Jazz Living Legends: drummer Louie Bellson, pianist/vocalist Dave Frishberg and vibraphonist Terry Gibbs. This year’s group of inductees also includes three posthumous honorees: violinist Stéphane Grappelli, pianist/composer James P. Johnson and guitarist Django Reinhardt.

Louie Bellson, Dave Frishberg, Terry Gibbs, Rufus Reid, Gene Bertoncini, Eric Reed, John Clayton, Joseph Alessi, and Aaron Weinstein will all participate as presenters and/or performers.

Trombonist/composer Wycliffe Gordon will be presented with The ASCAP Foundation Vanguard Award for his innovative musical activity as a composer, instrumentalist, performer and educator in the field of jazz.

For more information, visit: www.ascap.com



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