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Toots Thielemans Honored at San Sebastian Jazz Festival

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Toots Thielemans Since 1994, the San Sebastian Jazz Festival (now Heineken Jazzaldia) has honored an outstanding musician or impresario for his or her contribution to jazz.

This year, Toots Thielemans joins previous award winners: Doc Cheatham
Doc Cheatham
Doc Cheatham
1905 - 1997
trumpet
(1994), Phil Woods
Phil Woods
Phil Woods
b.1931
sax, alto
(1995), Hank Jones
Hank Jones
Hank Jones
1918 - 2010
piano
(1996), Steve Lacy
Steve Lacy
Steve Lacy
1934 - 2004
sax, soprano
(1997), Chick Corea
Chick Corea
Chick Corea
b.1941
piano
(1998), Max Roach
Max Roach
Max Roach
1925 - 2007
drums
and Clark Terry
Clark Terry
Clark Terry
b.1920
trumpet
(1999), Kenny Barron
Kenny Barron
Kenny Barron
b.1943
piano
(2000), Ray Brown
Ray Brown
Ray Brown
1926 - 2002
bass, acoustic
(2001), Elvin Jones
Elvin Jones
Elvin Jones
1927 - 2004
drums
(2002), Bebo Valdes
Bebo Valdes
Bebo Valdes
1918 - 2013
piano
(2003), Shirley Horn
Shirley Horn
Shirley Horn
1934 - 2005
piano
and the director Fernando Trueba (2004), Keith Jarrett
Keith Jarrett
Keith Jarrett
b.1945
piano
and Charles Mingus
Charles Mingus
Charles Mingus
1922 - 1979
bass, acoustic
(In Memoriam) (2005), Herbie Hancock
Herbie Hancock
Herbie Hancock
b.1940
piano
(2006), Wayne Shorter
Wayne Shorter
Wayne Shorter
b.1933
saxophone
(2007), Ahmad Jamal
Ahmad Jamal
Ahmad Jamal
b.1930
piano
(2008), Roy Haynes
Roy Haynes
Roy Haynes
b.1926
drums
(2009) and Ron Carter
Ron Carter
Ron Carter
b.1937
bass
(2010).


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