The Lincoln Foundation’s 20th Annual Evening of Jazz features internationally renowned jazz artist Jamey Aebersold, who was honored in 2014 with the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Award. The award is the highest honor bestowed on jazz artists in the United States for making exceptional contributions to the advancement of jazz. Aebersold is one of the leading proponents of jazz education and largest publisher of jazz education materials in the world.
Jamey Aebersold, Saxophone
Steve Allee, Piano
Tyrone Wheeler, Bass
Jonathan Higgins, Drums
Proceeds benefit Lincoln Foundation’s signature Whitney M. YOUNG Scholars Program® which empowers disadvantaged youth to graduate from high school and college. The Scholars program annually serves approximately 250 students in grades 7-12 through its three educational components. We are very proud of our Scholars who earned over 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees over the last five years. Today over 150 Scholars are enrolled at accredited colleges or universities.