Jazz Congress 2019: Lundvall Visionary Award & Art Blakey Centennial Celebration

An all-star panel of former Jazz Messengers gather to celebrate Art Blakey

Panel member Bobby Broom

The Jazz Congress presents the 2019 Bruce Lundvall Visionary Award to Darlene Chan, a tireless, behind the scenes advocate for so many artists and the music at large. 

Also in this video, following the award presentation, members of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers gather onstage for a once-in-a-lifetime reunion following the presentation, hosted by Celine Peterson.

Panelists: Terence Blanchard, Randy Brecker, Cameron Brown, Donald Brown, Steve Davis, Leon Lee Dorsey, Essiet Essiet, Kevin Eubanks, Jon Faddis, Benny Green, Billy Harper, Donald Harrison, Eddie Henderson, Vincent Herring, Harold Mabern, Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Ralph Peterson Jr., Bill Pierce, Lonnie Plaxico, Wallace Roney, Melissa Slocum, Charles Tolliver, Steve Turre, Bobby Watson, Reggie Workman.

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