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Jazz Director Bobby Watson Receives Don Redman Jazz Heritage Award

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The UMKC Conservatory is pleased to announce that Bobby Watson, the William D. and Mary Grant / Missouri Professor of Jazz Studies and co-director of Jazz Studies received the 2018 Don Redman Jazz Heritage Award, along with drummer Billy Hart.

Don Redman was the internationally acclaimed and influential 1920 graduate of Storer College and this award in his name honors living legends of jazz. Watson and Hart gave a free concert along with the Howard Burns Quartet at the 17th Annual Don Redman Jazz Heritage Awards & Concert. The program also featured music by the 2018 Don Redman Next Generation Jazz Scholars, in Harper's Ferry, WV.

Congratulations, Bobby!

For more information, please contact:

Name: Dana Self
Phone: 816-235-2949
Email: selfdr@umkc.edu