Quincy Jones & CUNY Sr Vice Chancellor Jay Hershenson to be honored by Louis Armstrong House Museum at Mahattan Penthouse
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Quincy Jones, composer, arranger, producer and winner of 27 Grammy Awards; Jay Hershenson, Senior Vice Chancellor of the City University of New York; Dan Morgenstern, Jazz historian and winner of nine Grammy Awards; and Grace Lawrence, renowned Queens civic leader, will be honored by the Louis Armstrong House Museum for their dedicated work to preserve and promote the cultural legacy of Louis Armstrong at the Museum’s annual gala on Wednesday December 11, 2013 at 6 p.m. cocktails; 7:15 awards ceremony and dinner at the Manhattan Penthouse: 80 Fifth Avenue, 17th floor, Manhattan. Special performance by Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks, who won a Grammy for their music on the HBO television series “Boardwalk Empire.” George Avakian, the mastermind behind classic Armstrong albums such as Louis Armstrong plays W. C. Handy and Satch Plays Fats, will introduce Jones. Tickets are $250.
For more information: call (718) 997-3581 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.louisarmstronghouse.org