On February 7, ASCAP held its annual Jazz Awards celebration at Herb Alpert’s Vibrato Grill & Jazz Club in Los Angeles. They presented the prestigious ASCAP Founders Award to pioneering creative music legend Roscoe Mitchell and the ASCAP Vanguard Award to four-time Grammy-nominated pianist-composer Gerald Clayton. The ceremony also recognized former ASCAP President Marilyn Bergman with the inaugural ASCAP President’s Award for her 30+ years of service to ASCAP’s music creators. In addition, two recipients of The ASCAP Foundation Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards, Mariel “Spencer” Austin (The ASCAP Foundation Phoebe Jacobs Prize winner) and Benjamin Barson (The ASCAP Foundation Johnny Mandel Prize winner) were recognized for their distinctive talents.
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