SHEILA JORDAN | VOCALIST TO RECEIVE THE LOUIS ARMSTRONG™ EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION’S 2018 SATCHMO™ AWARD
The Louis Armstrong™ Educational Foundation proudly presents the 8th SATCHMO™ Award to: jazz vocalist and songwriter Ms. Sheila Jordan. LAEF is returning to the historic Alhambra Ball Room in Harlem, where swing dancers, big bands and jazz vocalists once reigned supreme – Friday October 12th 8:00 – 10:00pm.
Louis Armstrong™ Educational Foundation President, Stanley Crouch stated that the Satchmo™ Award represents a tribute to the life and legacy of LOUIS ARMSTRONG'S passion for jazz and excellence matched only by his joyous love of life, children and his commitment to sharing his music with the world!
“The recipients of The Satchmo™ Award are selected for their important and lasting contributions in the world of music and jazz education. They reflect the spirit of Louis Armstrong and his inspiring belief in the power of the language of music, essential to making a wonderful world. Ms. Jordan exemplifies all that this prestigious award stands for!”
David Chevan, Chair of the Louis Armstrong™ Educational Foundation’s Satchmo™ Award Committee. The presentation of the Award at the Alhambra Ballroom, located at 2116 Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd. (at West 126rh Street) will take place on October 12th 8:00-10:00 pm. The celebration will close with a Swing Dance Party! Performers include the Queens College Jazz Orchestra featuring Antonio Hart under the direction of Michael Mossman with a special performance by the evening’s Awardee, Sheila Jordan who will then join the ranks of Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday: great vocalists that performed at the Alhambra Ballroom in Harlem!
The SATCHMO™ Award is a free public event and will be SOLD OUT!