Jazz At Home Club Award

Description:

This plaque was presented to Duke Ellington by the Jazz at Home Club in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1963. It is a wood plaque in the shape of a scroll with an engraved plate on a beveled rectangular wood base. There is a gold-tone musical note mounted on the right corner of the base. The metal plate is engraved:

JAZZ AT HOME CLUB
PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA
1964
JAZZ CULTURE AWARD
TO
DUKE ELLINGTON
BANDLEADER-COMPOSER
IN GRATEFUL RECOGNITION OF HIS OUTSTANDING
CONTRIBUTIONS AND UNSELFISH DEVOTION TO
THE PERPETUATION OF THE AMERICAN
JAZZ CULTURE, FOR ALL PEOPLE REGARDLESS
OF RACE, COLOR, OR NATIONAL ORIGIN.
THIS AWARD SYBOLIZES FOR ALL THE WORLD
AND FOR ALL TIME THE UNIFYING INFLUENCE
FOR PEACE AND UNDERSTANDING THAT THE SOUND OF
DUKE ELLINGTON’S MUSIC
BRINGS TO THE WORLD.

Jazz at Home Club was organized in 1961 by Chet Carmichael, education director of radio station WDAS in Philadelphia. The club was created for casual jazz fans, with membership dues of one dollar per year. The club would have regularly scheduled jazz album listening sessions.

The Jazz at Home Club presented its “Jazz Musician of the Year” Award to Duke Ellington in 1964. Other recipients of this award include Jimmy Smith (1962), Clark Terry (1964), Nina Simone (1966), and Horace Silver (1967).

Presentation Date: 1964

Recipient: Ellington, Duke

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Subject: Awards and Prizes

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1989.0369.032Accession Number: 1989.0369Catalog Number: 1989.0369.032

Object Name: plaque

Physical Description: wood (overall material)metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: 10 7/8 in x 11 in x 6 3/4 in; 27.6225 cm x 27.94 cm x 17.145 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-663e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1280943

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