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L.A. Jazz Society Sets Annual Award Slate

July 25, 1997

The Los Angeles Jazz Society has announced the winners of its 15th annual tribute and awards, set to be given at a dinner and concert at the Biltmore Bowl at the Biltmore Hotel downtown on Sept. 14.

Vibraphonist Terry Gibbs is this year's tribute honoree, Joe Williams wins the jazz vocalist award, bassist Charlie Haden the jazz educator award, Van Alexander the composer-arranger award, and the lifetime achievement award will be given to trumpeter Snooky Young.

Also awarded at the dinner will be the Shelly Manne Memorial Award for New Talent, given each year by Mrs. Shelly "Flip" Manne in memory of her husband. This year's winner is bassist Danton Boller.

Gibbs, Williams, Haden and Boller, along with Gerald Wiggins, Alan Broadbent, Tom Ranier, Billy Higgins, Oscar Brashear and others, will take part in a concert after the awards dinner. Information: (213) 469-6800.

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