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2018 Jazz Treasure Award to Barbara Morrison
September 7 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Join with the L.A. Jazz Society and LACMA on Friday, September 7th as we present the 10th Annual Jazz Treasure Award to the amazing songstress Barbara Morrison. Voted by All About Jazz as one of the “50 Greatest Jazz Vocalists” her melodic voice, with its three-and-a-half-octave range, is known worldwide, as are her rich, unique, soulful, and highly spirited interpretations of both familiar jazz and blues classics and original contemporary tunes. The three-time Grammy nominee has worked with such notables as Gerald Wilson, Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Charles, and the Clayton-Hamilton Orchestra. A leader in the community, Morrison opened the Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center (BMPAC) in the historic Leimert Park District, and most recently, she launched the California Jazz and Blues Museum adjacent to the BMPAC
Opening the evening’s performance will be a graduate of the Jazz Society’s Bill Green Mentorship Program – Dalton Hayse and his trio.
The performance and award presentation begins at 6pm at LACMA – Smidt Welcome Plaza on Wilshire Blvd. This concert is free and open to the public.