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Boston Promoter Fred Taylor to Receive 1st George Wein Impresario Award

Event takes place March 11 at Scullers Jazz Club

Fred Taylor receiving JazzBoston's Roy Haynes Award in 2014 (photo: Kofi Poku)

Berklee College of Music will present Boston concert promoter Fred Taylor with the college’s first-ever George Wein Impresario Award on March 11 at 8 p.m., at Scullers Jazz Club. Named after Newport Jazz Festival founder George Wein, the award, according to a press release, “recognizes individuals who bring music to life through their dedication to discovering, mentoring, presenting, and promoting creative musicians and their music.”

The concert, titled “Berklee Salutes Scullers,” is produced by guitarist and Berklee professor Bill Banfield, and includes performances from fellow faculty members Tia Fuller, George Russell Jr., John Lockwood, Yoron Israel, Maggie Scott, Gabrielle Goodman, Donna McElroy and other special guests. Jazz critic Bob Blumenthal will tell Taylor’s story as part of the evening’s performance. The concert will be hosted by Berklee provost Larry Simpson.

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