Aug 13, 2010
For 50 years, a famed artists' retreat in Peterborough, New Hampshire -- the MacDowell Colony -- has made a prestigious annual award to artistic greats -- painters, playwrights, classical musicians. now, for the first time, the MacDowell medal will recognize a jazz musician - saxophonist Sonny Rollins.
Click here to go to a wonderful report on this long-overdue award by WFCR-FM's Tom Reney. my favorite jazz DJ. Among those interviewed are critic Gary Giddens, who will present Sonny with the award on Sunday, August 15, 2010.