By Latin Jazz USA/ Iva Acosta
(As part of the Tribute retirement concert for Candido Camero–Legendary 95 year old Cuban Conguero)
Aaron Davis Hall/City College of New York (CCNY)–7:30p.m.
From the press release :
Please join us during Candido Camero’s farewell concert, to celebrate this year’s
LATIN JAZZ USA LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT 2016 AWARDS
This year exclusive awards will be presented to:
Saxophonist, Composer, Director, Mitch Frohman; Radio Personality and Producer, Nelson Radhames Rodriguez; Radio Host and Producer, Louis Laffitte; Tres Master, Composer and Director, Prof. Benjamin Lapidus.
The event known as Latin Jazz USA Lifetime Achievement Awards was created as an integral part of the Latin Jazz USA Concert Series with the purpose of giving due recognition to the outstanding contributions which certain visionary artists and related professionals have made to AfroCuban Jazz and Latin Jazz.
Past recipients include: Dizzy Gillespie, Gato Barbieri, Astrud Gilberto, Paquito D’Rivera, Ray Barretto, Tito Puente, Marco Rizo, Mario Bauzá, Mongo Santamaría, Stanley Turrentine, Cándido Camero, Mario Rivera, Jorge Anders, Graciela, Alfredo “Chocolate” Armenteros, Mario Rivera, Arturo O’Farrill, Néstor Torres, Andy González, Ray Santos, Eddie Palmieri, Astor Piazzolla, Alfredo Cruz (from Jazz 88 WBGO radio), Maria Vondickerson (from CD 101, WDNA FM Radio), Maggie Peyella, Israel “Cachao” López, Patato Valdés, Joe Gonazalez, Andrea Brachfeld, Dave Valentín, Federico Britos, José Negroni, Óscar Costa Neves, Juan Márquez, Vivian López WDNA JAZZ, Awilda Rivera, WBGO Jazz 88, Bobby Sanabria, Chico Álvarez, René Touzet, Federico Britos, China Valles, Cándido Camero, Andy González, Paquito Hechavarría, Andrea Brachfeld, Edy Martínez, Xiomara Laugart, Ray Mantilla, Hilton Ruiz, Eddie Palmieri*, and our first musical director Maestro Chico O’Farrill, who was the first recipient in 1989.
Underscoring the importance of these awards is the relevance, interest and presence made by the musicians. Celia Cruz presented one of the awards to maestro Tito Puente at the Carnegie Hall concert.