Special Event at Kimmel Cultural Campus
Honors Mr. Humphries Legacy
Baltimore, November 1, 2022 – Percussionist, educator, and philanthropist Roger Humphries received the 2022 Living Legacy Jazz Award Presented by PECO in a special ceremony on Friday, October 28, 2022 at the Kimmel Cultural Campus in Philadelphia, PA.
A program of Mid Atlantic Arts, the Living Legacy Jazz Award honors living jazz master artists residing in the mid-Atlantic region who have kept the spirit and tradition of this evolving art form alive, maintaining the vitality of jazz for future generations through advocacy, mentorship, and the transmission of artistic skill and cultural knowledge.
Event guests enjoyed a gala reception in the Kimmel’s Hamilton Garden with music provided by the Philadelphia Clef Club Jazz Ambassadors. The reception and Award ceremony were followed by a concert by Jazzmeia Horn with a special appearance by Mr. Humphries in the Kimmel Cultural Campus’ Verizon Hall.
The 2022 Living Legacy Jazz Award Presented by PECO is a program of Mid Atlantic Arts and is sponsored by PECO.
Image: (l-r) Napoleon Gladney, Senior Programming Manager, Kimmel Cultural Campus; Theresa Colvin, Executive Director, Mid Atlantic Arts; Roger Humphries, 2022 Living Legacy Jazz Award Presented by PECO Honoree; Romona Riscoe Benson, Mid Atlantic Arts Board Chair and the Director of PECO Corporate and Community Relations. Credit: East Hill Media.
PECO, founded in 1881, is Pennsylvania’s largest electric and natural gas utility. Headquartered in Philadelphia, PECO delivers energy to nearly 1.7 million electric customers and more than 545,000 natural gas customers in southeastern Pennsylvania. The company’s 2,800 employees are dedicated to the safe and reliable delivery of electricity and natural gas as well as enhanced energy management conservation, environmental stewardship and community assistance. PECO is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (Nasdaq: EXC), the largest fully regulated utility company in the nation with more than 10 million customers. For more information visit PECO.com, and connect with the company on Facebook and Twitter.
About Mid Atlantic Arts
Mid Atlantic Arts nurtures and funds the creation and presentation of diverse artistic expression and connects people to meaningful arts experiences within our region and beyond. Created in 1979, Mid Atlantic Arts is a private non-profit organization that is closely allied with the region’s state arts councils and the National Endowment for the Arts. It combines funding from state and federal resources with private support from corporations, foundations, and individuals to address needs in the arts from a regional, national, and international perspective. To learn more about Mid Atlantic Arts, its programs and services, visit our website at www.midatlanticarts.org.
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