Russell Malone Receives Highlights In Jazz Annual Award
Jack Kleinsinger’s Highlights In Jazz concluded its 46th season last night with a tribute to jazz guitarist Russell Malone and presented him with their Annual Award.
Every year since 1974 Highlights In Jazz has honored a living jazz musician for their 'matchless musical achievements'.
Previous honorees have included Lionel Hampton, Roy Eldridge, Frank Wess, Roy Haynes, Maxine Sullivan, Hank Jones, Dr. Billy Taylor, Sonny Fortune and David Amram to name a few.
Highlights In Jazz will return again next year for their 47th season at their long-time location BMCC TRIBECA Performing Arts Center Borough of Manhattan Community College in New York City.
Jack Kleinsinger, a former assistant attorney general for the State of New York, has been presenting jazz concerts continuously since 1973, making Highlights In Jazz New York’s Longest Running Jazz Concert Series in New York City.
In 2016 he received an honorary Doctorate of Letters degree from the University of North Florida.