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Jimmy Cobb to Receive Donostiako Jazzaldia Award

Drummer will play Spain’s Heineken Jazzaldia festival in July

Jimmy Cobb

Drummer Jimmy Cobb is the recipient of this year’s Donostiako Jazzaldia Award, and will play at the Victoria Eugenia Theatre in San Sebastian, Spain, on July 20 as part of Heineken Jazzaldia, the festival that sponsors the award.

Cobb, 83, has worked with such greats as Miles Davis, Cannonball Adderley, Stan Getz and Dizzy Gillespie. Cobb joins such previous winners of the award as Chick Corea, Ahmad Jamal, Toots Thielemans, Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter.

For more on the festival, visit its official site.

Also, check out Thomas Conrad’s review of the 2010 festival.

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