Jazz at Lincoln Center will honor three greats this week as part of the Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame Festival.
McCoy Tyner, the late Don Redman, and Tito Peunte are the latest inductees to the Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame. Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola is hosting three nights of curated sets starting tonight. Seton Hawkins oversees the Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame.
“The idea from the get go was to pay tribute to the great jazz artists who have had an impact across genres across generations, and in doing so immortalizing some of their work,” said Hawkins. “And for the past four years, the way we have done that is through a combination of nominees selected by a panel we have, but ultimately the inductees are selected by public voting. We want to involve the community in the selection of artists and this ability to celebrate them.”
Vince Giordano and the Nighthawks salute Don Redman on Wednesday.
“I’m taking a pinch of sand off of the desert. By what we’re doing in these concerts because his work was fantastic and went on. We’d have to do a week if we had to cover all of the stuff Don Redman did in his lifetime,” Giordano said.
McCoy Tyner performs tonight. Carlos Henriquez and his Mambo Orchestra play the music of Tito Puente on Thursday.