Wednesday, June 14, 2006

ASCAP To add six Music Greats To Jazz Wall Of Fame

New Group of Inductees Includes Three Jazz Giants of the Past and Living Legends Frank Foster, Horace Silver and Clark Terry

Ken Hatfield to be Recognized with The ASCAP Foundation Vanguard Award

ASCAP President and Chairman Marilyn Bergman today announced that ASCAP will add six music greats to the ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame at the organization’s New York City offices at a special reception on Wednesday, June 21, 2006. The invitation-only event will be hosted by Ms. Bergman at the ASCAP Gallery, One Lincoln Plaza (Broadway between W. 63rd and W. 64th Streets) from 4-6 PM.

The event will be highlighted by the induction of three ASCAP Jazz Living Legends: saxophonist/bandleader Frank Foster, pianist/composer Horace Silver, andtrumpeter Clark Terry. The latest group of inductees also includes three posthumous honorees: guitarist Freddie Green, pianist/bandleader Fletcher Henderson, and vocalist Sarah Vaughan. Participating in the event as presenters and performers will be Dr. Billy Taylor, James McBride, Rufus Reid, Roberta Flack, Steve Tyrell, Marc Cary & Focus Trio and the Bill Saxton Quartet.

In addition, emergent and critically-acclaimed guitarist/composer Ken Hatfield will be presented with The ASCAP Foundation Vanguard Award for his i nnovative musical activity as a composer, instrumentalist and performer in the field of Jazz.

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