Kidd Jordan Named 2013 Jazz Hero


Kidd Jordan
Edward "Kidd" Jordan, playing with the Louis Armstrong Jazz Camp Alumni & Faculty Band, Jazz Fest 2009. Photo by WWOZ.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 -
5:30pm to 9:00pm
Café Istanbul
2372 St. Claude Ave
New Orleans, LA


Edward “Kidd” Jordan Named 2013 Jazz Journalists Association Jazz Hero

Award to be presented on International Jazz Day

Tuesday, April 30, 5:30 p.m. Café Istanbul, 2372 St. Claude Ave.

The New Orleans chapter of the Jazz Journalists Association is pleased to honor Edward “Kidd” Jordan as the city’s inaugural Jazz Hero, an award which is being bestowed in conjunction with the Jazz Journalists Association’s annual Jazz Awards honoring significant artistic and journalistic achievements in the music.

These honorees are activists, advocates, altruists, aiders and abettors of jazz who have had significant impact in their local communities. Mr. Jordan was selected by members of the New Orleans JJA based on his career-spanning dedication to expanding the horizons of the music itself, and educating the next generation of musicians -- both in fundamentals and in the essential risk-taking spirit of the art form.

Please join the JJA and members of the city’s cultural community at a reception following the presentation of Mr. Jordan’s award on International Jazz Day, Tuesday April 30 at 5:30pm at Café Istanbul. The event is free and open to the public.

*For more information about Kidd Jordan’s nomination, please visit his Jazz Hero page.

*To learn more about the Jazz Journalists Association, please visit the JJA website.

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