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Roy Haynes Receives BNY Mellon Jazz 2010 Living Legacy Award
(Published: October 15, 2010)

Jazz percussionist Roy Haynes was honored with the BNY Mellon Jazz 2010 Living Legacy Award in a special ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, October 9, 2010. The award honors living jazz masters from the mid-Atlantic region who have achieved distinction in jazz performance and education.

BNY Mellon Jazz 2010 Living Legacy Award guests began the evening with a concert performance by the Chick Corea Trio, featuring Chick Corea, Christian McBride, and Brian Blade, in the Terrace Theatre. Following the concert, the award ceremony and a gala reception took place in the Kennedy Center Jazz Club. Joining Mr. Haynes and his family for the Award ceremony, were previous Legacy Awardees Larry Ridley (1997) and Reggie Workman (1999) as well as members of the Chick Corea Trio.

Previous Living Legacy Award winners (from 2009-1994) include 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.

The BNY Mellon Jazz 2010 Living Legacy Award is a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation and is sponsored by BNY Mellon.

This program is made possible through a collaboration with the Kennedy Center

More Information: http://www.midatlanticarts.org

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