* The 2020 Living Legacy Jazz Award was not held due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 2019 Living Legacy Jazz Award
Presented by PECO
On Friday, October 11, 2019, we celebrated the career and contributions of trumpeter, composer, arranger, and bandleader Charles Tolliver at the 2019 Living Legacy Jazz Award Presented by PECO at the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, PA.
Beginning at 5:30 pm, guests enjoyed a reception in the Kimmel Center’s Hamilton Garden where the 2019 Living Legacy Jazz Award was presented to Mr. Tolliver. In honor of the 25th Anniversary of the Living Legacy Jazz Award, previous Legacy winners joined us as our guests for the evening, including Joanne Brackeen, Odean Pope, Larry Ridley, and Reggie Workman.
At 8:00 pm, guests were treated to a concert by Marcus Roberts and the Modern Jazz Generation Band with a special appearance by the 2018 Living Legacy honoree, Toshiko Akiyoshi in the Kimmel Center’s Perelman Theater. A surprise appearance by Charles Tolliver capped off the evening.
For more information on the 2019 Living Legacy Jazz Award Presented by PECO, or for information on the 2020 event, please contact Karen Newell at firstname.lastname@example.org or via telephone at 410.539.6656 x104.
Image: (l-r) Hal Real, Board Chair, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation; Theresa Colvin, Executive Director, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation; Charles Tolliver, 2019 Living Legacy Jazz Award Presented by PECO Honoree; Michael Innocenzo, President and CEO, PECO; and Romona Riscoe Benson, Director of Corporate and Community Relations, PECO. Credit: Martin Regusters.