Randy Weston

major achievements

2014

JJA Jazz Award - Music Categorie Trio or Duo of the Year:
Randy Weston - Billy Harper.
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2013

New England Conservatory of Music, did award
Randy Weston with the honorary degree  "Doctor of Music".
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2012

Colby College did award
Randy Weston with the honorary degree  "Doctor of Music".
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2011

His Majesty King Mohammed VI's Honor  

for his long life commitment to Morocco's Gnawa Music Tradition      more >>


Fellow by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation  

For “impressive achievement in the past and exceptional promise for future accomplishments,”

 

 
 

2010

Jus` Blues Music Presidents Award  

Outstanding Contributions to Blues & Jazz Music
from Jus' Blues Music Foundation, Inc. Memphis, TN. 

 

Living Legend Award

from Berkshires Jazz, Inc

 

Apollo Theater - August 11th 2010

Randy Weston was honored as one of the world's foremost pianists
and composers who began his career on the legendary Apollo stage.

 

Ambassador at Large

for the 369 Historical Society  more >>
 


 

2009

South Orange Jazz Masters Award

from Giants of Jazz from The Baird in South Orange, New Jersey  video >>

 
Randy Weston was added to the ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame

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2006

Brooklyn College awards
Randy Weston with the honorary degree  "Doctor of Music".
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World Culture Open has appointed Randy Weston as the   "Cultural Ambassador"

 

2004

Living Legacy Jazz Award Winner

from Mid Atlantic Arts foundation

2001

NEA  SiteNEA Jazz Master Award

from National Endowment for Arts more >>

2000

Black Music Star Award  in "ACRAG Star Award"

Arts Critics and Reviewers Association of Ghana (ACRAG) category for
"creative artists and performers who in addition to the high distinction they
achieve in their fields make significant contribution to culture development"

University of Ghana, International Center for African Music and Dance, Legon / Accra

 

Best Artist of the month of June 2000

by B.E.T. Television Washington D.C. / USA

1999

Harvard University One-week honoring Randy Weston and Melba Liston

including a concert with Harvard University Jazz Band featuring
compositions by Randy Weston and arrangements by Melba Liston

 

Tribute to Randy Weston

at the Afrikan Poetry Theatre  New York City / USA

 

Composer of the year

Down Beat Magazine

 

Swing Journal Award / Japan

1998

Down Beat Magazine Cover Story

Randy Weston - African Soul  more >>

1997

French Order of Arts and Letters more >>

1996

Composer of the year

Down Beat Magazine

1995

Montreal Jazz Festival
Tribute to Randy Weston as Composer and Pianist over five nights

- Duo with David Murray
- Earth Birth with strings
- Volcano Blues
- with Gnawa from Morocco
- Saga Jazz

 

Grammy Nomination

"The Splendid Master Gnawa Musicians of Morocco"   Best World Music Album

1994

Composer of the year

Down Beat Magazine

1992

Jazz Disc Award / Japan Silver Prize Winner

"The Spirits of our Ancestors"

1988

World's best Jazz Pianist

International Roots Festival   Lagos / Nigeria more >>

1986  

Randy Weston Week

declared by Brooklyn Borough President's Office and Brooklyn Academy of music

1985

Tribute to   Randy Weston   Vienne / France   and    Lausanne / Switzerland

1980

Who's who in America

1976

First Price   Académie du Jazz   France

1973

Grammy Nomination

" Tanjah "   Best Jazz performance by a  Big Band

1972

Pianist most deserving wider recognition

Down Beat International Critics' Poll

1965

Hollywood Ad Club Broadway Award

Film   "Jamboree"   by Pablo Ferro,  Score by Randy Weston

World's best Broadcast Advertisement

  1955

New Star Pianist

Down Beat International Critics' Poll

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