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Carlos Santana & Buddy Guy To Be Feted At Jazz Foundation Of America's A Great Night In Harlem
Two of a generations most electrifying guitarists, Carlos Santana and Buddy Guy, will be honored by the Jazz Foundation of America during their annual A Great Night In Harlem event on April 14 at NYC's Apollo Theatre.
Santana, a ten-time GRAMMY winner, will receive the organization's inaugural Claude Nobs Award, which is named after the late founder of the Montreaux Jazz Festival where Santana has performed many times.
An eightt-time GRAMMY winner, Guy will recieve the Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his remarkable career as one of the most prolific and influential blues guitarists of all time.
While both artists are receiveing big honors at the event, they are still in the middle of busy tour schedules. Just last week, Santana announced a with R&B/soul icons Earth, Wind and Fire. that kicks off June 19 with dates on the books through November 2020. Guy will also hit the road starting tomorrow, March 4 in Davis, Calif. and staying out through the tour's conclusion Sept. 30 in Seattle.
Since 2001, the annual gala has called the Apollo Theatre home, bringing together legends and unknown artists alike from the worlds of jazz, blues, rock and soul to benefit the Jazz Foundation of America. NEA Jazz Master and the Foundation's Vice Chair/Founding Director Wendy Oxenhorn will also be honored.
Tickets for the event, which borrowed its name from a 1958 photograph by Art Kane for Esquire capturing 57 jazz legends titled "A Great Day In Harlem," are on sale now via the Foundation's website.