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Beacons In Jazz Award Concert Cab Calloway Bill Cosby Historic Movie New School NYC May 7 1990

May 27, 2017

#WATCHMOVIE HERE: Beacons In Jazz Award Concert Cab Calloway Bill Cosby Historic Movie New School NYC May 7 1990

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by Jon Hammond

Historic evening hosted by Bill Cosby, honoring Cab Calloway with legendary musicians and graduating musicians from New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music – filmed by Jon Hammond at the request of Arnie Lawrence – this documentary is for historical purposes Commercial Use Strictly Prohibited – from the New School Archives:
*Note: Revisions to metadata notes will follow soon – Jon Hammond:
– 4th Beacons in Jazz Awards Ceremony & Concert May 7, 1990 in the little theatre on 13th St., Mayor David N. Dinkins proclaimed May 7th as Cab Calloway Day in New York – and Cab was presented The Beacons in Jazz Award by jazz historian Phil Schaap – an incredible evening with concert including Jazz Survivors Band with Panama Francis, Milt Hinton, Eddie Barefield and more legends – then a large ensemble powered by the rhythm section of Bernard Purdie with Reggie Workman bass – horn section including the late great Arnie Lawrence, also Eddie Bert, Donald Byrd – many of these cats have passed on sadly, special appearance by Little Jimmy Heath conducting and playing soprano saxophone. Julian Junior Mance at the piano with Billy Harper on tenor sax – graduating saxophonist Walter Blanding Jr. played his old saxophone held together by rubber bands for the last time that night, as Cab Calloway personally presented him with a new Yamaha tenor saxophone which he immediately played “You’ve Changed” joined by the all-star band and Little Jimmy Scott vocals – Bill Cosby hosted the entire night and participated in the music with gusto – incredible historic evening that I personally documented – the project is now back in-progress 27 years later, Jon Hammond — with Bernard Purdie and Bernard Purdie at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music
*Note from Jon Hammond: Bud DiFluri from Yamaha presented the special Yamaha tenor saxophone to Walter Blanding Jr. – which was inscribed from Cab Calloway, but actually bought and paid for by Bill Cosby. Walter eventually sold the saxophone. Anyone who knows where the instrument is or has it please contact either Jon Hammond or Bud DiFluri – Mr. DiFluri is now Professor of Marketing teaching at Nyack College.

Appears in my movieJon Hammond:

Cab Calloway

possibly Chuck Schumer to the right of the women – Jon Hammond

Bobby Johnson trumpet legend takes the stage – Jon Hammond

Ira Gitler American Jazz Journalist, Elaine Ellman documentary photographer looking on – Jon Hammond

woman reading program, Bobby Johnson Arnie Lawrence, drummer Bernard Purdie in tuxedo – Jon Hammond

MC’s Bill Cosby, Phil Schaap, Bobby Johnson trumpet and Earle Warren Count Basie Orchestra alum alto saxophone – Jon Hammond

Bill Cosby, Red Richards, Milt Hinton, Eddie Barefield, Bobby Johnson & Earle Warren checking out Cosby – Jon Hammond

Bobby Johnson trumpet had the big cheeks before Dizzy Gillespie! Earle Warren alto with Milt Hinton The Judge on bass, David Panama Francis drums, delightful little girl enjoying the show! – Jon Hammond

Milt Hinton “The Judge” playing Reggie Workman’s acoustic bass as Bill Cosby looks on – Bobby Johnson trumpet and Earle Warrent alto – Jon Hammond

Drummer David Panama Francis – Jon Hammond

Red Richards / Charles Coleridge “Red” Richards piano and James Victor “Jimmy” Scott (July 17, 1925 – June 12, 2014) takes the stage still wearing glasses – Jon Hammond

Milt Hinton bass, Little Jimmy Scott, Bill Cosby – Jon Hammond

Ahmet Ertegun / ɑːmɛt ˈɛərtəɡən in the audience

Bernard Purdie drums, Walter Blanding jr. tenor saxophone, Dr. Donald Byrd trumpet / Donaldson Toussaint L’Ouverture “Donald” Byrd II (December 9, 1932 – February 4, 2013) – Jon Hammond

Arnie Lawrence soloing on alto sax as Dr Donald Byrd looks on – Jon Hammond

Billy Harper tenor, Arnie Lawrence alto, Rebecca Coupe Franks trumpet, Trombonist ?

Bernard Purdie drums, Billy Harper tenor, Roy Hargrove trumpet – Jon Hammond

Eddie Bert trombone, Cecil Bridgewater trumpets – Roy Hargrove, Rebecca Coupe Franks – Jon Hammond

Clark Terry trumpet – Jon Hammond

Clark Terry flugelhorn, Baritone saxophonist? Reggie Workman bass with Bill Cosby, Cab Calloway with Beacons in Jazz Award pendant – Jon Hammond

Cab Colloway man of the evening! Beacons in Jazz awardee – Jon Hammond

Cab Calloway has Bud DiFluri from Yamaha come out with the famous inscribed tenor for Walter Blanding Jr (bought and paid for by Bill Cosby by the way) – Jon Hammond

*Note from Jon Hammond: David C. Levy from New School originally gave me a hard time about making this film folks!

Bud DiFluri takes the mic and speaks about Walter Blanding Jr. at presentation before Walter plays the gifted tenor and Little Jimmy Scott joins in on “You’ve Changed” – Jon Hammond

Little Jimmy Heath “James Edward Heath (born October 25, 1926),[1] nicknamed Little Bird” joins band – Arnie Lawrence alto with Britt Woodman trombone (June 4, 1920 in Los Angeles – October 13, 2000 in Hawthorne, California) was a jazz trombonist. He is best known for his work with Duke Ellington and Charles Mingus – Jon Hammond

Reggie Workman bass, Bernard Purdie drums, Junior Mance / Julian Clifford Mance, Jr. (known as Junior Mance, born October 10, 1928) piano, Rebecca Coupe Franks trumpet – Jon Hammond

Junior Mance (with porkchop sideburns at the time) looking at the music on the piano, Arnie Lawrence alto saxophone, Bobby Johnson trumpet with Bill Cosby – Jon Hammond

Additional notes from Jon Hammond:
VIP Dinner Reception May 7, 1990 for Cab Calloway at Garvin’s Restaurant in Greenwich Village Soho, L to R: Bill Cosby, Cab Calloway seated, Little Jimmy Scott, Joe Williams the famous singer who shot to fame with the Count Basie Orchestra
– this was just before joining a host of legendary musicians and the first graduating class of The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in the little theatre on 13th St., Mayor David N. Dinkins proclaimed May 7th as Cab Calloway Day in New York – and Cab was presented The Beacons in Jazz Award by jazz historian Phil Schaap – an incredible evening with concert including Jazz Survivors Band with Panama Francis, Milt Hinton, Eddie Barefield and more legends – then a large ensemble powered by the rhythm section of Bernard Purdie with Reggie Workman bass – horn section including the late great Arnie Lawrence, also Eddie Bert, Donald Byrd – many of these cats have passed on sadly, special appearance by Little Jimmy Heath conducting and playing soprano saxophone. Julian Junior Mance at the piano with Billy Harper on tenor sax – graduating saxophonist Walter Blanding Jr. played his old saxophone held together by rubber bands for the last time that night, as Cab Calloway personally presented him with a new Yamaha tenor saxophone which he immediately played “You’ve Changed” joined by the all-star band and Little Jimmy Scott vocals – Bill Cosby hosted the entire night and participated in the music with gusto – incredible historic evening that I personally documented – the project is now back in-progress 27 years later, Jon Hammond — with Bill Cosby, Cab Calloway, Little Jimmy Scott and Joe Williams
©JON HAMMOND International http://www.HammondCast.com – Special thanks Martin W. Mueller
Long-time Executive Director New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music – filmed originally for Jon Hammond Show on MCTV / MNN TV Channel 1 – 34th year, still on late Friday nights / early Sat. 1:30AM
Enjoy this film folks! – Jon Hammond – further info: jonhammond@jonhammondband.com

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Cab Calloway, David N. Dinkins, Bill Cosby, Beacons in Jazz, Eddie Barefield, Milt Hinton, Jon Hammond, Panama Francis, Little Jimmy Scott, New School, Jazz and Contemporary Music, #Jazz #Cosby

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Sadly announcing that Chico Hamilton has just died – Interview with Jon Hammond HammondCast

November 27, 2013

*LISTEN TO AUDIO: Chico Hamilton Interview With Jon Hammond

Sadly announcing that Chico Hamilton has just died folks – here he is on my radio program, thanks for all the music and great interview Chico! https://archive.org/details/JonHammondChicoHamiltononHammondCastKYOURadio – sincerely, Jon Hammond

Rest In Peace Chico Hamilton – here he is in a great photo I shot with Roy Haynes, Chico Hamilton, James Moody, Frank Foster, Tony Bennett, Chick Corea, Freddie Hubbard, McCoy Tyner, Ray Barretto, Paquito D’Rivera, Bob Brookmeyer, Nat Hentoff – all NEA Jazz Master Award Recipients with Dana Gioia from NEA far left – Jon Hammond
*from Jon’s Journal – Jon Hammond Band

http://kernelpanichammondcast.blogspot.com/2012/11/hammondcast-10-jons-journal-december-1.html — with Clark Terry, Nancy Wilson, Frank Foster Music, Ron Carter, Chick Corea, Barry Harris, James Moody, Ray Barreto, Tony Bennett, Chico Hamilton, Paquito D’Rivera, McCoy Tyner, Roy Haynes, Freddie Hubbard, Slide Hampton and Nat Hentoff at Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers — with Chico Hamilton

Jon Hammond Jon Hammond: Here’s Chico Hamilton in a photo I shot a few years ago with Anita O’Day, Dr. Billy Taylor, Horace Silver, Ron Carter, Dave Baker, Gerald Wilson, Jimmy Heath .. JH

Drummer, Bandleader, NEA Jazz Master Award Recipient CHICO HAMILTON on HammondCast KYOU Radio, excerpted from interview by Jon Hammond, organist and host of HammondCast

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chico_Hamilton

Chico Hamilton (born Foreststorn Hamilton, September 20, 1921), is an American jazz drummer and bandleader.

Hamilton was born in Los Angeles, California. He had a fast-track musical education in a band with Charles Mingus, Illinois Jacquet, Ernie Royal, Dexter Gordon, Buddy Collette and Jack Kelso. Engagements with Lionel Hampton, Slim & Slam, T-Bone Walker, Lester Young, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Charlie Barnet, Billy Eckstine, Nat King Cole, Sammy Davis Jr., Billie Holiday, Gerry Mulligan and six years with Lena Horne established him as a jazz drummer,[1] and he struck out on his own as a bandleader in 1955.
Hamilton appeared in the March Milastaire number in the film You’ll Never Get Rich (1941) as part of the backing group supporting Fred Astaire, and performed on the soundtrack of the Bing Crosby/Bob Hope film Road to Bali.
He recorded his first album as leader in 1955 with George Duvivier (double-bass) and Howard Roberts (jazz guitar) for Pacific Jazz. In same year Hamilton formed an unusual quintet in L.A. featuring cello, flute, guitar, bass and drums.[2] The quintet has been described as one of the last important West Coast Jazz bands.[1] The original personnel included flutist Buddy Collette, guitarist Jim Hall, cellist Fred Katz and bassist Jim Aton, who was later replaced by Carson Smith. Hamilton continued to tour using different personnel, from 1957 to 1960. The group including flutist Paul Horn and John Pisano was featured in the film Sweet Smell of Success in 1957. The same group, this time including Nate Gershman and Eric Dolphy appeared in the film Jazz on a Summer’s Day in 1960. He marked his first recordings with Eric Dolphy on With Strings Attached, Gongs East, The Three Faces of Chico, and That Hamilton Man.

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Master Beacons In Jazz Presentation Honoring Cab Calloway Prologue and Screening of Historical Importance

August 26, 2013

*WATCH THE VIDEO HERE: Master Beacons In Jazz Presentation Honoring Cab Calloway Prologue and Screening of Historical Importance

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Charlie Parker Jazz Festival SCREENING: BEACONS OF JAZZ Filmed by Jon Hammond member of local Musicians Union 802 NYC

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Charlie Parker Jazz Festival SCREENING: BEACONS OF JAZZ Filmed by Jon Hammond member of local Musicians Union 802 NYC

http://www.cityparksfoundation.org/calendar/screening-beacons-of-jazz/

Beginning in 1986, The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music has annually recognized jazz musicians and others who have “significantly contributed to the evolution of American music culture” with the Beacons in Jazz award. Recipients include Milt Hinton, Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Joe Williams, Benny Carter, Max Roach, Chico Hamilton, and George and Joyce Wein. These gala events were attended by many musical luminaries and special guests, and prominently featured memorable performances by jazz legends.
In 1990, Cab Calloway was the recipient of the Beacons Award, and the evening’s festivities were filmed for posterity. Hosted by Bill Cosby, Donald Byrd and Milt Hinton were also present and captured live in performance. Now, for the first time ever, the footage from this historic concert will finally be screened. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to view this fascinating piece of jazz history.
Filmed by Jon Hammond, member of local Musicians Union 802, NYC
FREE . Seating is first-come, first-served.
Location:
New School Jazz Performance Space
55 W. 13th St., 5th Floor
New York, NY 10011

HYUNWOO KIM SAID ON 8.9.2013
I love to go to the performance. Do i have to reserve ticket?
Reply

CPFADMIN SAID ON 8.12.2013
It’s first come first served.

NEW SCHOOL EVENTS
Screening of ‘Beacons In Jazz Awards Concert Honoring Cab Calloway’ (1990): Charlie Parker Jazz Fest @ The New School

Screening of ‘Beacons In Jazz Awards Concert Honoring Cab Calloway’ (1990): Charlie Parker Jazz Fest @ The New School

Screening of ‘Beacons In Jazz Awards Concert Honoring Cab Calloway’ (1990): Charlie Parker Jazz Fest @ The New School

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music Performance Space, Arnhold Hall55 West 13th Street

Screening of 'Beacons In Jazz Awards Concert Honoring Cab Calloway' (1990): Charlie Parker Jazz Fest @ The New School

Beginning in 1986, The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music has annually recognized jazz musicians and others who have “significantly contributed to the evolution of American music culture” with the Beacons in Jazz award. Recipients include Milt Hinton, Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Joe Williams, Benny Carter, Max Roach, Chico Hamilton, and George and Joyce Wein. These gala events were attended by many musical luminaries and special guests, and prominently featured memorable performances by jazz legends.
On May 7th, 1990, Cab Calloway was the recipient of the Beacons Award, and the evening’s festivities were filmed for posterity. Hosted by Bill Cosby and Phil Schaap. Donald ByrdLittle Jimmy ScottReggie WorkmanBernard PurdieJunior ManceBilly Harper, and Milt Hinton were also present and captured live in performance. Now, for the first time ever, the footage from this historic concert will finally be screened. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to view this fascinating piece of jazz history. 
Filmed by Jon Hammond, member of Local 802 Musicians Union NYC also ASCAP Publisher incorporated in State of NY: JON HAMMOND International, Inc.
Presented by the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival in conjunction with the New School for Jazz.
[Photo by Jon Hammond, L to R: Bill Cosby, Cab Calloway seated, Little Jimmy Scott, Joe Williams]

Charlie Parker Jazz Festival SCREENING: BEACONS OF JAZZ Filmed by Jon Hammond member of local Musicians Union 802 NYC

August 21, 2013

Charlie Parker Jazz Festival SCREENING: BEACONS OF JAZZ Filmed by Jon Hammond member of local Musicians Union 802 NYC

*LINK:

Charlie Parker Jazz Festival SCREENING: BEACONS OF JAZZ Filmed by Jon Hammond member of local Musicians Union 802 NYC

http://www.cityparksfoundation.org/calendar/screening-beacons-of-jazz/

Beginning in 1986, The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music has annually recognized jazz musicians and others who have “significantly contributed to the evolution of American music culture” with the Beacons in Jazz award. Recipients include Milt Hinton, Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Joe Williams, Benny Carter, Max Roach, Chico Hamilton, and George and Joyce Wein. These gala events were attended by many musical luminaries and special guests, and prominently featured memorable performances by jazz legends.
In 1990, Cab Calloway was the recipient of the Beacons Award, and the evening’s festivities were filmed for posterity. Hosted by Bill Cosby, Donald Byrd and Milt Hinton were also present and captured live in performance. Now, for the first time ever, the footage from this historic concert will finally be screened. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to view this fascinating piece of jazz history.
Filmed by Jon Hammond, member of local Musicians Union 802, NYC
FREE . Seating is first-come, first-served.
Location:
New School Jazz Performance Space
55 W. 13th St., 5th Floor
New York, NY 10011

HYUNWOO KIM SAID ON 8.9.2013
I love to go to the performance. Do i have to reserve ticket?
Reply

CPFADMIN SAID ON 8.12.2013
It’s first come first served.

NEW SCHOOL EVENTS
Screening of ‘Beacons In Jazz Awards Concert Honoring Cab Calloway’ (1990): Charlie Parker Jazz Fest @ The New School

Screening of ‘Beacons In Jazz Awards Concert Honoring Cab Calloway’ (1990): Charlie Parker Jazz Fest @ The New School

Screening of ‘Beacons In Jazz Awards Concert Honoring Cab Calloway’ (1990): Charlie Parker Jazz Fest @ The New School

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music Performance Space, Arnhold Hall55 West 13th Street

Screening of 'Beacons In Jazz Awards Concert Honoring Cab Calloway' (1990): Charlie Parker Jazz Fest @ The New School

Beginning in 1986, The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music has annually recognized jazz musicians and others who have “significantly contributed to the evolution of American music culture” with the Beacons in Jazz award. Recipients include Milt Hinton, Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Joe Williams, Benny Carter, Max Roach, Chico Hamilton, and George and Joyce Wein. These gala events were attended by many musical luminaries and special guests, and prominently featured memorable performances by jazz legends.
On May 7th, 1990, Cab Calloway was the recipient of the Beacons Award, and the evening’s festivities were filmed for posterity. Hosted by Bill Cosby and Phil Schaap. Donald ByrdLittle Jimmy ScottReggie WorkmanBernard PurdieJunior ManceBilly Harper, and Milt Hinton were also present and captured live in performance. Now, for the first time ever, the footage from this historic concert will finally be screened. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to view this fascinating piece of jazz history. 
Filmed by Jon Hammond, member of Local 802 Musicians Union NYC also ASCAP Publisher incorporated in State of NY: JON HAMMOND International, Inc.
Presented by the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival in conjunction with the New School for Jazz.
[Photo by Jon Hammond, L to R: Bill Cosby, Cab Calloway seated, Little Jimmy Scott, Joe Williams]