Quincy Jones to be honored at Louis Armstrong House Museum

The Louis Armstrong House Museum’s Gala 2013 on December 11, 2013 will be a night to remember with a special performance by the Grammy Award-winning Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks and an impressive slate of honorees. The museum will honor Quincy Jones, Jay Hershenson, Dan Morgenstern and Grace Lawrence with the exclusive “Louie” award for their dedicated work to preserve and promote the cultural legacy of Louis Armstrong.

Quincy Jones will be introduced by his friend, George Avakian, a legendary producer in his own right and the mastermind behind classic Armstrong albums such as Louis Armstrong Plays W.C. Handy and Satch Plays Fats.  Avakian himself was a Louis Armstrong House Museum Gala Honoree in 2011 and his introduction of Jones will constitute a momentous meeting of two of the most important producers in the history of 20th century music.

The joint will be jumpin’ on Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at the Manhattan Penthouse, 80
Fifth Avenue in New York City.  The cocktail hour begins at 6:00 pm; dinner and the awards ceremony follow at 7:15 pm. It’s time to swing that music to support Louis’s house.

For information about Gala tickets, leadership tables, and journal advertising contact Jennifer Walden Weprin at 718.997.3581, via email at Gala@LouisArmstrongHouse.org or by visiting the Museum online at LouisArmstrongHouse.org.