The Louis Armstrong House Museum will honor Quincy Jones, Jay Hershenson, Dan Morgenstern and Grace Lawrence with its “Louie” award for their work to preserve and promote the cultural legacy of Louis Armstrong. The recipients will be feted at a gala event on December 11 and music will be provided by Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks.
Jones will be introduced by producer George Avakian. The event takes place at the Manhattan Penthouse, 80 Fifth Avenue in New York City. The cocktail hour begins at 6:00 p.m.; dinner and the awards ceremony follow at 7:15 p.m.
For more information about the museum, visit Louis Armstrong House.
About the Honorees (information provided via a press release)
Quincy Jones is an impresario in the broadest and most creative sense of the word. His career has encompassed the roles of composer, record producer, musician, film producer, arranger, conductor, instrumentalist, TV producer, record company executive, television station owner, magazine founder, and multi-media entrepreneur. Among the multitude of awards that he has received for his contributions are an Emmy Award, seven Academy Award nominations, the Academy of Motio Hersholt Humanitarian Award, 27 Grammy Awards, and is the all-time most nominated Grammy artist with a total of 79 nominations.