Friday, April 13, 2012

Sonny Fortune Receives Jack Kleinsinger's "Highlights In Jazz Award"

(Jack Kleinsinger & Sonny Fortune, photo by George Wirt)

Last night, at Tribeca Performing Arts Center, "Highlights In Jazz" producer Jack Kleinsinger presented saxophone legend Sonny Fortune with their annual award.

Every year since 1974, "Highlights In Jazz" has honored a living jazz musician for their 'matchless musical achievements'. Previous honorees have included Lionel Hampton, Roy Eldridge, Frank Wess, Roy Haynes, Maxine Sullivan, Hank Jones and Dr. Billy Taylor to name a few.

Jack Kleinsinger, a former assistant attorney general for the State of New York, has been presenting jazz concerts continuously since 1973, making "Highlights In Jazz" New York’s Longest Running Jazz Concert Series.
Final Highlights Show Of The Season:

Thursday, May 10 at 8PM
"We Call it Jazz"
Featuring Christian McBride Big Band (This Years GRAMMY Winner for "Best Large Jazz Ensemble Recording") and The Michael Wolff Trio with Harvie S (bass) & Victor Jones (drums), plus special guest Baby Jane Dexter
$40 / Students $37.50 Special Offer to Main Stage Members $37.50

All Shows at: TRIBECA Performing Arts Center
Borough of Manhattan Community College
199 Chambers Street
TRIBECA Box Office at (212) 220-1460

Tickets for individual concerts may be ordered for $40.00, students $37.50

Make checks payable to & mail to:
"Highlights in Jazz"
7 Peter Cooper Road, New York, NY 10010
(Enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope)

Concerts produced in association with:
Borough of Manhattan Community College
199 Chambers Street
(212) 220 -1460

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