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Benson among Jazz Masters

June 04, 2008|From a Times staff writer

Vocalist and guitarist George Benson was among the recipients named Tuesday for the National Endowment of the Arts' 2009 Jazz Masters Award.

Also chosen for the $25,000 award, to be presented in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 17, were drummer Jimmy Cobb, saxophonist Lee Konitz, trumpet player Snooky Young, harmonica and guitar player Toots Thielemans and recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder.

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