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Roy Haynes Received The George Peabody Medal

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Roy Haynes ROY HAYNES RECEIVED GEORGE PEABODY MEDAL

Legendary drummer and bandleader Roy Haynes received the George Peabody Medal for Outstanding Contributions to Music in America on May 24 at graduation ceremonies for the Peabody Conservatory, the highly regarded music school of The Johns Hopkins University. Jazz drummer and Peabody faculty artist Nasar Abadey (right) interviewed Haynes (left) at graduation. Haynes, who turned 87 on March 13, developed styles of snare drum and cymbal playing that influenced several generations of drummers.

He began performing with Lester Young
Lester Young
Lester Young
1909 - 1959
saxophone
and Charlie Parker
Charlie Parker
Charlie Parker
1920 - 1955
sax, alto
in the 1940s and toured with Sarah Vaughan
Sarah Vaughan
Sarah Vaughan
1924 - 1990
vocalist
in the 1950s, later working with John Coltrane
John Coltrane
John Coltrane
1926 - 1967
saxophone
, Eric Dolphy
Eric Dolphy
Eric Dolphy
1928 - 1964
reeds
, Chick Corea
Chick Corea
Chick Corea
b.1941
piano
, and many other jazz greats. In February 2011, he received a GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award. A number of other jazz performers, composers, and producers have received the George Peabody Medal since its establishment in 1980, including Eubie Blake
Eubie Blake
Eubie Blake
1883 - 1993
piano
(1980), Benny Goodman
Benny Goodman
Benny Goodman
1909 - 1986
clarinet
(1982), Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Fitzgerald
Ella Fitzgerald
1917 - 1996
vocalist
(1983), Oscar Peterson
Oscar Peterson
Oscar Peterson
1925 - 2007
piano
(1987), Billy Taylor
Billy Taylor
Billy Taylor
1921 - 2010
piano
(1994), Wynton Marsalis
Wynton Marsalis
Wynton Marsalis
b.1961
trumpet
(1996), Bobby McFerrin
Bobby McFerrin
Bobby McFerrin
b.1950
vocalist
(2002), and Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones
Quincy Jones
b.1933
producer
(2007).


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