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ASCAP Names More Jazz Wall of Famers

The names of seven jazz stars including Quincy Jones and Marian McPartland (pictured) were added to the Jazz Wall of Fame at the ASCAP’s New York City offices on Monday at an invitation-only luncheon. Both Jones and McPartland were on hand to receive the honor and McPartland treated all those in attendance to a piano performance. (ASCAP is an organization committed to protecting the rights of its members-music composers&#$151;by licensing and collecting royalties for the public performance of their copyrighted works, and then distributing these fees to the Society’s members based on performances.)

The other new Wall of Famers were honored posthumously: Ray Brown, Carmen McRae, Woody Herman, Joe Pass and Willie “The Lion” Smith. ASCAP members and proven composers Alan Bergman, John Clayton and Johnny Mandel decided on this year’s Wall of Fame honorees. The Wall of Fame also includes Hank Jones, Sidney Bechet, Al Cohn, Nat “King” Cole, Peggy Lee, Teddy Wilson and Lester Young.

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