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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.

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