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Lundvall Receives Beacons Award

Bruce Lundvall (pictured), president of Blue Note Records, the home of Norah Jones, will be honored on April 1 by the New School University Jazz Program when it presents Lundvall with its Beacons in Jazz Award. Guitarist Les Paul and pianist Jay McShann will also be honored.

Begun in 1986 as a way to recognize folk who have contributed significantly to the evolution of jazz, the Beacons in Jazz Award has been given to people like Wayne Shorter, Phil Woods, Jackie McLean, James Moody, Cab Calloway, Milt Hinton, Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Joe Williams, Benny Carter, Max Roach, Chico Hamilton, and George and Joyce Wein.

This year’s recipients will be presented with their awards at a gala event at Manhattan’s Supper Club. The evening will begin with a cocktail reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner and performances by bands that will include McShann, Bill Charlap, Joe Lovano, Russell Malone, Junior Mance, Pat Martino, Jason Maran, Bucky Pizzarelli and others.

Tickets are $250 and proceeds will go to the New School Jazz Program’s scholarship fund. Tables for ten can be bought for $5,000. Fancier tables for ten cost $10,000. To order tickets, call the Office of Special Events RSVP line at (212) 229-5890.

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