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Kenny Barron to Receive BNY Mellon Jazz 2008 Living Legacy Award

Pianist Kenny Barron will receive the BNY Mellon Jazz 2008 Living Legacy Award in a special ceremony at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. In celebration of the 15th anniversary of the award, previous Legacy recipients in attendance will include Benny Golson, Dr. Billy Taylor, Jimmy Heath, Oliver Lake, Larry Ridley, Randy Weston and Reggie Workman.

The 2008 award coincides with Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation’s 30th anniversary and the 15th anniversary of the Living Legacy Award. The event takes place at the Kennedy Center Atrium-Terrace Level, on Saturday, January 24, 2009 at 9:30 PM, immediately following a performance by 2007 Legacy award recipient Benny Golson.

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