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  Randy Weston African Rhythms - Major Awards 
  2017 Legends of Jazz award
from the National Jazz Museum in Harlem
on June, 14th.    www.jazzmuseuminharlem.org >>>


  2016 DownBeat Hall of Fame      more >>
                                                
                                        
  2015 JJA Jazz Award - Lifetime Achievement in Jazz Visit Randy Weston African Rhythms  on YouTube

2014

Doris Duke Artist Award, 2014 Jazz  

JJA Jazz Award - Music Categorie Trio or Duo of the Year:
Randy Weston - Billy Harper.
   www.jjajazzawards.org >>> 
 
 

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".
   more >>          
 

 

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



Ambassador at Large

for the 369 Historical Society  more >>
 

2009

South Orange Jazz Masters Award 2009

The Giants of Jazz
from The Baird in South Orange  more >>

 
ASCAP Jazz Wall of Fame
 more >>

 
 

2006

Brooklyn College awards
Honorary degree  "Doctor of Music".
    more >>


World Culture Open has appointed Randy Weston as "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

Downbeat Magazine - Composer of the year

 

Swing Journal Award / Japan

1997

French Order of Arts and Letters   more >>

1996

Downbeat Magazine - Composer of the year



1994

Downbeat Magazine - Composer of the year

1992

Jazz Disc Award / Japan Silver Prize Winner

for "The Spirits of our Ancestors"

1991 The Spirits of our Ancestors

1988

World's best Jazz Pianist

International Roots Festival   Lagos / Nigeria    more >>

1980

Who's who in America

1976

First Price   Académie du Jazz   France

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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