05/09/14

Photos: Fred Taylor Honored with JazzBoston’s Roy Haynes Award

New England jazz impresario is saluted at Sculler’s on May 4, 2014

On May 4, 2014 at Sculler’s Jazz Club, the JazzBoston organization honored longtime jazz impresario Fred Taylor with their Roy Haynes Award, which recognizes exception contributions to jazz and the jazz community. The legendary drummer himself was the first recipient of the award. The event was emceed by local radio hosts Eric Jackson (the second recipient of the award) and Ron Della Chiesa. The latter read a proclamation from Boston Mayor Marty Walsh declaring May 4 as Fred Taylor Day in the City of Boston.

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Amanda Carr performs at event at Sculler's honoring Fred Taylor
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Fred Taylor receiving JazzBoston's Roy Haynes Award, as Marissa Licata, Amanda Carr and Grace Kelly look on
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Fred Taylor receiving JazzBoston's Roy Haynes Award
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Fred Taylor with friends during JazzBoston's event honoring him with Roy Haynes Award
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Fred Taylor receiving JazzBoston's Roy Haynes Award from Pauline Bilsky
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Fred Taylor receiving JazzBoston's Roy Haynes Award with Ron Della Chiesa looking on
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Graham Haynes and Rebecca Parris perform at event honoring Fred Taylor
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Graham Haynes and Grace Kelly perform at event honoring Fred Taylor

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The event also included musical performances by Amanda Carr, Graham Haynes (son of Roy Haynes), Grace Kelly, Rebecca Parris and others. Pauline Bilsky, executive director of Jazz Boston, presented Taylor with the award. Taylor celebrated the 50th anniversary of the opening of his iconic clubs, Paul’s Mall and the Jazz Workshop this year, as well as his 25th year as Scullers entertainment director.

Photos are by Kofi Poku and JazzBoston.

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