Randy Weston

major achievements

  2015 JJA Jazz Award - Lifetime Achievement in Jazz           www.jjajazzawards.org >> 
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Doris Duke Artist Award, 2014 Jazz    www.ddpaa.org >> 

JJA Jazz Award - Music Categorie Trio or Duo of the Year:
Randy Weston - Billy Harper.
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New England Conservatory of Music, did award
Randy Weston with the honorary degree  "Doctor of Music".
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Colby College did award
Randy Weston with the honorary degree  "Doctor of Music".
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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,”




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 >>



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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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"



Living Legacy Jazz Award Winner

from Mid Atlantic Arts foundation


NEA  SiteNEA Jazz Master Award

from National Endowment for Arts more >>


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


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


Down Beat Magazine Cover Story

Randy Weston - African Soul  more >>


French Order of Arts and Letters more >>


Composer of the year

Down Beat Magazine


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


Composer of the year

Down Beat Magazine


Jazz Disc Award / Japan Silver Prize Winner

"The Spirits of our Ancestors"


World's best Jazz Pianist

International Roots Festival   Lagos / Nigeria more >>


Randy Weston Week

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


Tribute to   Randy Weston   Vienne / France   and    Lausanne / Switzerland


Who's who in America


First Price   Académie du Jazz   France


Grammy Nomination

" Tanjah "   Best Jazz performance by a  Big Band


Pianist most deserving wider recognition

Down Beat International Critics' Poll


Hollywood Ad Club Broadway Award

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

World's best Broadcast Advertisement


New Star Pianist

Down Beat International Critics' Poll

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