By Artist Empowerment Coalition (AEC) and ASCAP
Wendy Oxenhorn, Executive Director of the Jazz Foundation of America, is being honored on February 8, 2004, along with Marilyn Bergman, Chaka Khan, filmmaker F. Gary Gray, Queen Latifah, CA Senator Kevin Murray and Steve McKeever of Hidden Beach Records
Wendy Oxenhorn, Executive Director of the Jazz Foundation of America, will accept an award at the AEC Grammy Sunday Brunch, which is being held this year at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles, on Sunday, February 8, 2004, from 11:00am to 2pm.
Time Warner Inc. Chairman Richard Parsons, a supporter of the Jazz Foundation of America (JFA) which is based in New York City will present the 2004 Artist Empowerment Award to Wendy Oxenhorn for her dedication to hundreds of jazz and blues musicians by providing emergency social services including preventing eviction and homelessness, getting free health care and operations from a network of pro bono specialists through the Englewood Hospital and Medical Center, repairing instruments, keeping phones on, and even providing emergency food and living expenses. Oxenhorn will also be recognized for her role in producing high-profile benefit concerts (A Great Night in Harlem at the Apollo) that have raised over a million dollars for the Jazz Foundation
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