11/29/12

Jazz Writers Honored at ASCAP Deems Taylor Awards

Honorees include Jazz Baroness biographer, JT editor

On Wednesday, Nov. 14, the 44th Annual ASCAP Deems Taylor Awards were held at the ASCAP Gallery in New York City. Jazz-related winners honored that evening included JazzTimes editor Evan Haga, who received an award for his article “Night and Day: Jazz Meets Heavy Metal,” published in the July/August 2011 issue. Ed Hazell received an award for his liner notes to the NoBusiness label release Black Man’s Blues by Billy Bang’s Survival Ensemble.

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Jon Faddis and David Hazeltine perform at ASCAP Deems Taylor Awards on November 14, 2012 in New York City. Faddis accepted an award for Gwen & Clark Terry for the autobiography of the trumpeter.
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JT editor Evan Haga with award panelist Pat Irwin at ASCAP Deems Taylor Awards on November 14, 2012 in New York City. Haga won the award for his article on jazz & heavy metal.
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WW Norton editor Tom Mayer, author David Kastin and musician David Massengill at ASCAP Deems Taylor Awards on November 14, 2012 in New York City. Kastin won the award for his book on the jazz baroness.
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Writer Ed Hazell with award panelist Daniel Felsenfeld at ASCAP Deems Taylor Awards on November 14, 2012 in New York City. Hazell won the award for his liner notes for a Billy Bang CD set.
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(l -r) Beale Street Caravan host Pat Mitchell Worley, BSC Executive Producer Sid Selvidge, ASCAP President & Chairman Paul Williams at ASCAP Deems Taylor awards ceremony in New York City.

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JT contributor David Kastin accepted a Timothy White Award for Outstanding Popular Music Biography for Nica’s Dream: The Life and Legend of the Jazz Baroness (W.W. Norton and Company), his bio of Pannonica de Koenigswarter.

Clark Terry and his wife and co-writer, Gwen Terry, were honored with a Timothy White Award as well, for Terry’s autobiography, Clark, published by the University of California press. Trumpeter and Terry protégé Jon Faddis accepted the award on their behalf and performed a duet with pianist David Hazeltine.

In the Radio category, an award went to Beale Street Caravan. That roots-music program’s executive producer, singer and guitarist Sid Selvidge, performed a Furry Lewis song.

Home page photo of Deems Taylor.

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