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Hip Hop Press: 2010 Jazz Legends Gala Honors George Wein, September 16 at Mission Ranch in Carmel
Hosted by Clint and Dina Eastwood, Gala Celebration Features Dinner and Entertainment from 2010 MJF Artist-In-Residence, Vocalist Dianne Reeves
Proceeds Support Monterey Jazz Festival Education Programs
July 27, 2010; Monterey, California; The Monterey Jazz Festival is pleased to announce that it will honor the legendary impresario, pianist and philanthropist, George Wein, at its 2010 Jazz Legends Gala on Thursday, September 16, at Mission Ranch in Carmel, California. Mr. Wein is the founder of the Newport Jazz Festival and 2005 recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts "Jazz Master" Award.
Hosted by Clint and Dina Eastwood, the Gala will feature the presentation of the Jazz Legends Award to Mr. Wein and will also include a evening of cocktails, a sumptuous gourmet dinner and a special duo performance by the Monterey Jazz Festival's 2010 Artist-In-Residence, four-time Grammy®-winning vocalist, Dianne Reeves with pianist Peter Martin.
"With George appearing at this year's MJF it is a perfect opportunity to honor him with our Jazz Legends Award," said Tim Jackson, General Manager of the Monterey Jazz Festival. "He is truly 'The Godfather' of jazz festivals."
The Gala is $225 per person, with net proceeds supporting the Monterey Jazz Festival's Education Programs, considered to be some of the most highly regarded in the country.
The Jazz Legends Award was first presented to pianist Dave Brubeck in 2007, and to the composer, trumpeter and bandleader, Gerald Wilson, in 2008.