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Lifetime Achievement Award

Sadao Wantanabe
2014
Roy Haynes
2013
Ron Carter
2012
Kenny Barron
2012
James Moody
2010
Ellis Marsalis
2009
George T. Wein
2008
Buck Hill
2008
Clark Terry
2007
Hank Jones
2007
Dr. Billy Taylor
2006
Dave Brubeck
2005

Each year, as part of its mission, the DC Jazz Festival honors jazz greats for their lifetime contributions to jazz and humanity.

The DCJF Lifetime Achievement Award is bestowed to individuals who serve as a model representative for jazz and has dedicated his/her life to jazz as an art form, an education tool, and a unifying force. 

The 2015 DCJF Lifetime Achievement Award will be announced in the Spring.