Home > Publications > Annual Jazz Tribute Awards & Concert

The Annual Jazz Tribute Awards Dinner & Concert was established to recognize and honor artists for their immense contributions in furthering the art form of jazz. This major fund-raising event attracts musicians and jazz lovers from all over Southern California and supports the general operations of the organization and its education programs – including Jazz in Schools and Bill Green Mentorship Program.

 

Past Tribute Honorees

c4a38d4e39d0553c5d1443ff55ec2ContentImage-5122-71004-ArturoStribute_sanchezTribute_duketribute_moodytribute_mandeltribute_hamilton

 

Past Tribute Awardees

Jazz Educator
1985 Samuel Browne
1986 Gerald Wilson*
1987 John Rinaldo*
1988 Dick Grove*
1989 Joel Leach
1990 Lyle ‘Spud’ Murphy
1991 Bill Green*
1992 Joyce Collins
1993 Woody James
1995 Bobby Bryant*
1996 Dr. Thom Mason
1997 Charlie Haden
1998 Bobby Rodriguez
1999 Bill Berry*
2000 Ann Patterson
2001 Fernando Pullum
2002 James Newton
2003 Shelly Berg
2004 Uan Rasey*
2005 Ron McCurdy
2007 Greg Samuel
2008 Patrice Rushen
2010 John Mosley
2011 Ira Nepus
2012 Roger Neumann/Scott Whitfield
2013 Ernie Fields, Jr, Charles Owens and 
Maestro Delbert Taylor*
2017 Don Erjavec
 
Lifetime Achievement
1986 Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis* 
1987 Marsha Royal*
1988 Leonard Feather
1989 Vi Redd
1990 Buddy Collette*
1991 Oscar Meza
1992 Teddy Edwards*
1993 Dorothy Donegan*
1994 Red Norvo*
1995 Jeannie & Jimmy Cheatham*
1997 Snook Young*
1998 James Moody* 
2000 Lee Young Sr*
2001 Herb Ellis
2002 John Levy
2003 Plas Johnson
2004 Red Holloway
2005 Buddy Childers
2006 Tommy LiPuma
2007 Marla Gibbs
2008 Bud Shank*
2009 Frank Capp
2010 Mike Melvoin*
2011 Jeff Clayton
2012 John Pisano
2013 Hubert Laws
2015 George Bohanon 
2016 Quincy Jones
2017 Johnny Mandel
 
Shelly Manne Memorial New Talent
1985 Larry Koonse
1986 Scott Colley
1987 Mike Fahn
1988 Eric Reed
1989 Steve Gregory
1990 Cecilia Coleman
1991 James Mahone
1992 Katisse Buckingham
1993 Linda Martinez*
1994 Donald Vega
1995 Washington Preparatory High School Jazz Ensemble
1996 Scheila Gonzalez & Zaine Musa
1997 Danton Boller
1998 Elijah James
1999 Miles Mosely
2000 Kevin Kanner
2001 LA County High School for the Arts Jazz Choir Ensemble
2002 Gerald Clayton
2003 Austin Peralta
2004 Kristopher Bowers
2005 Katie Thiroux
2006 Isaiah Morfin
2007 Eric Lamm
2008 Adam Moezinia
2009 Sammy Miller
2010 Chloe Feoranzo
2011 Max Lesser
2012 Jamael Dana Dean
2013 Alex Smith
2014 Nicholas Lee
2015 Julian Gomez
2016 Evan Abounassar
2017 Joey Curreri
 
David L. Abell Angel Award
2008 Herb Alpert Foundation
2009 Cathy & Howard Stone
2012 Jim Barrall
2016 Jackie & Howard Banchik
2017 Seth MacFarlane
 
Leonard Feather Jazz Communicator Award
1993 Chuck Niles
1994 Zan Stewart
1995 Myrna Daniels & Bob Comden
1997 Kern Borgers
2004 Don Heckman
2005 Chuck Cecil
2006 Helen Borgers
2008 Mark Cantor
 
Terri Merrill-Aarons Founder Award
1994 Vicki Pedrini
1995 Darlene Chan
1996 Bette Y. Cox
1997 Al Nodal
1998 Uan Rasey*
2001 The Pedrini Family
2002 Howard Rumsey
2003 Catalina Popescu
2004 Remo Belli
2005 Clora Bryant
2006 Sybil Coker
2007 Ken Poston
2009 Joe Rothman & John McClure
2010 Anita E. Berry
2012 Terence Love

 
Jazz Composer/Arranger Award
1987 Johnny Mandel
1988 Claire Fischer*
1989 Horace Silver*
1990 Nat Peirce*
1991 ‘Shorty’ Rogers*
1992 Gerald Wilson*
1993 Billy Byers*
1994 Lalo Schifrin
1995 Billy May*
1996 Van Alexander*
1998 John Clayton
1999 Roger Kellaway
2000 Teddy Edwards*
2001 Elmer Bernstein*
2002 Roger Neuman
2003 Alan Broadbent
2004 Sam Nestico
2005 Lennie Niehaus
2006 Billie Childs
2007 Bob Florence*
2008 Tom Kubis
2010 Bill Cunliffe
2012 Gordon Goodwin
 
Jazz Vocalist Award
1991 Carmen McRae*
1992 Bill Henderson
1993 Lorez Alexandria*
1994 Ernie Andrews
1995 Ruth Price
1996 Sue Raney
1997 Joe Williams*
1998 Barbara Morrison
2000 Dianne Reeves
2001 Marlena Shaw
2002 Annie Ross
2003 Keely Smith
2004 Patti Austin
2005 Diane Schuur
2006 Tierney Sutton
2007 Linda Hopkins
2008 Steve Tyrell
2009 Mary Stallings
2010 Dee Dee Bridgewater
2011 Monica Mancini
2012 Denise Donatelli
 
 
*In Remembrance 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Past Tribute Events Gallery

c4a38d4e39d0553c5d1443ff55ec2ContentImage-5122-71004-ArturoStribute_sanchezTribute_duke