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National Jazz Museum in Harlem Benefit Concert

Jazzed Magazine • News • May 28, 2015

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39The National Jazz Museum in Harlem, a Smithsonian Affiliate, holds its 2015 Gala Benefit Concert on June 10th at The Kaye Playhouse, featuring vocalist Dianne Reeves and the Joe Lovano Classic Quartet. The National Jazz Museum in Harlem Jazz and Community Leadership Award will be presented in honor of the late, acclaimed filmmaker Albert Maysles. The Legends of Jazz Award will be presented to bassist Reggie Workman.

DIANNE REEVES won her fifth Grammy® Award for Best Jazz Vocal Album for Beautiful Life on February 8, 2015. She holds Grammy® Awards for Best Jazz Vocal Performance for three consecutive recordings – a Grammy® first in any vocal category. Reeves has recorded and performed with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. She has also recorded with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Daniel Barenboim and was a featured soloist with Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic. She performed at the White House on multiple occasions including President Obama’s State Dinner for the President of China as well as the Governors’ Ball.

JOE LOVANO was hailed by the New York Times as “one of the greatest musicians in jazz history.”   The Grammy® Award winning saxophone giant has distinguished himself for some three decades as a prescient and path finding force in the arena of creative music. The secret to Lovano’s success is his fearless ability to push the conceptual and thematic choices he has made in his quest to find new modes of artistic expression within the jazz idiom.

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