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Founder of CalArts Jazz Studies Program Charlie Haden to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

United States
Oct 15, 2009 — Jazz legend, founder of CalArts Jazz Studies Program and three-time Grammy winner Charlie Haden will be awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from Bass Player Magazine. The award will be presented at a private concert at Key Club in Hollywood on Saturday, October 24th.

Recently, Charlie was the feature of a new documentary Charlie Haden: Rambling Boy which had its U.S. premiere at REDCAT (Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater). For Rambling Boy, award-winning director Reto Caduff offers an absorbing chronicle of Haden’s life and work--as instrumentalist, composer, bandleader, educator, political activist and family man.

Bass Player will host a screening of Rambling Boy at the Musician’s Institute on the evening of Oct. 23rd. For further details and tickets visit bassplayerlive.com.

Also, Charlie revisits his bluegrass/country roots on Tuesday, November 17 at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles. For Charlie Haden Family & Friends: Rambling Boy, Charlie performs with a band that includes the Haden triplets (Tanya, Rachel and Petra), brother Josh Haden, and a host of bluegrass musicians. For tickets and information visit laphil.com.

Bass Player Lifetime Achievement Award is the most recent accolade in Charlie’s impressive roster of awards. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship for composition (1970), is a three-time NEA recipient for composition, a three-time Grammy Award winner (1997, 2001, 2004) and has received multiple international awards including the Grand Prix Charles Cros (the French equivalent of the Grammy) as well as Japan’s Gold Disc Award from the magazine Swing Journal.
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