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BENNY GOLSON AWARD

The HUJE created The Benny Golson Jazz Master Award in 1996 to honor the legacy of Howard University Alumnus Benny Golson. Dr. Golson, jazz composer and saxophonist, is the composer of the following jazz standards: Killer Joe, Along Came Betty, Blues March, I Remember Clifford, Stablemates, and others.

The Benny Golson Jazz Master Award has been awarded to the following giants of jazz:

2014 Tom Williams

2014 Davey Yarborough

2014 Paul Carr

2014 Hubert Laws | Tribute

2013 Cornelius "Sonny" Fortune

2013 The Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts

2013 Reppard Stone | Tribute

2013 Bobby Watson | Tribute

2012 Javon Jackson | Tribute

2012 Larry Willis

2011 Bennie Maupin | A Light Bearer

2011 Pharoah Sanders

2010 Greg Osby

2010 The Thelonious Monk Institute for Jazz

2010 T. S. Monk

2009 Jazzmobile, Inc.

2009 Billy Taylor

2009 McCoy Tyner

2009 Bunky Green

2008 Cecil Bridgewater

2008 Jimmy Owens

2007 Andrew White

2007 Fred Wesley, Jr.

2007 Robert "Bobby" Felder

2006 Bill Hughes

2006 Bill Pierce

2006 A.B. Spellman

2005 Wallace Roney | www.wallaceroney.com

2005 Geri Allen | www.geriallen.com

2005 Arthur Dawkins

2005 Joe Wilder

2005 Abraham S. Venable

2004 Billy Harper

2004 Charles Tolliver

2004 Eddie Henderson

2004 LaSalle D. Leffall, Jr.

2003 Roger "Buck" Hill

2003 Willie L. Hill

2002 Doris Evans McGinty

2002 Marcus Belgrave

2002 Jimmy Heath

2002 Frederick C. Tillis

2001 The Honorable John Conyers, Jr.

2001 Yusef A. Lateef

2001 Larry Ridley

2001 William "Keter" Betts

2000 Donald Byrd | Tribute to Donald Byrd

2000 Grady Tate

1999 Clark Terry

1998 Frank Foster

1997 Frank Wess

1996 Benny Golson | Citation and Letter

 

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