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Kurt Elling is “Doodlin’” away……

Kurt Elling is “Doodlin’” away……

Grammy winner Kurt Elling sings Jon Hendricks’ “Doodlin’” as part of his introduction to the jazz legend and ASCAP Lifetime Achievement Award winner at the 31st annual Bistro Award show.

March 23, 2016 | By | Add a Comment
Jon Hendricks Through the Years…

Jon Hendricks Through the Years…

Here’s a glimpse of the life of Jon Hendricks who received the 2016 ASCAP Bob Harrington Lifetime Achievement Award. Known to many as the “James Joyce of Jive” and/or “The Poet Laureate of Jazz,” he was truly a master of his art and revered by all.

March 14, 2016 | By | Add a Comment
Red Carpet Photos from the 31st Annual Bistro Awards!

Red Carpet Photos from the 31st Annual Bistro Awards!

Click through to see Red Carpet Photos from the 31st Annual Bistro Awards at Stagebuddy.com!

March 10, 2016 | By | Add a Comment
Kurt Elling to present Lifetime Achievement Award to Jon Hendricks

Kurt Elling to present Lifetime Achievement Award to Jon Hendricks

Jazz greats Annie Ross and Janis Siegel also honored at the 31st ANNUAL BISTRO AWARDS GALA Tuesday, March 8th Multi-award-winning vocalist Kurt Elling will present the ASCAP Bob Harrington Lifetime Achievement Award to Jon Hendricks at the 31st annual Bistro Awards on Tuesday, March 8 at 6:30 at Gotham Comedy Club. Elling, who is also […]

March 3, 2016 | By | Add a Comment

 

 

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