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Gary Bartz to Receive BNY Mellon Jazz 2015 Living Legacy Award

Saxophonist to be honored in October ceremony

Gary Bartz
Gary Bartz

Saxophonist and educator Gary Bartz will receive the BNY Mellon Jazz 2015 Living Legacy Award in a ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., on October 16. The award, a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, sponsored by BNY Mellon, honors living jazz masters from the mid-Atlantic region who have achieved distinction in jazz performance and education.

The 2015 event will include a gala reception in the Kennedy Center Atrium, the award ceremony, and a performance featuring the BNY Mellon Jazz 2014 Living Legacy awardee Joanne Brackeen in the Kennedy Center Jazz Club.

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