Zawinul To Be First Recipient of EJFO International Award

The International Association for Jazz Education will hold its 29th annual conference January 9-12, 2002, in Long Beach, California. Among the highlights will be the presentation of the first EJFO International Award to Joe Zawinul. According to the IAJE web site, “The European Jazz Festivals Organization and the IAJE have partnered to create a new award to recognize international artists who have contributed significantly to the evolution of jazz. The inaugural award, which includes a $20,000 honorarium, will be presented to Austrian keyboardist, bandleader, and composer Joe Zawinul. A special tribute concert honoring Joe will be presented on Saturday, January 12, by the WDR German Radio Big Band under the direction of multiple Grammy winner Vince Mendoza. The concert will also feature guest artists who have played with Joe during his extensive career.”

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