On Sunday night at 9 p.m., as a tribute to late pianist John Hicks, New York City’s major jazz clubs will be dimmed for a moment of silence. In an effort to broaden the tribute, radio stations nationwide are being asked to play a John Hicks tune concurrent with the club memorials.
In addition, a benefit performance for Mr. Hicks’ family will be held tonight at Sweet Rhythm. Performers include notable pianists such as Cedar Walton, Kenny Barron and Mulgrew Miller. Jazz venues nationwide are encouraged to participate by holding their own tributes.