HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. -Jazz veterans Curtis Fuller and John Handy will be the honorees at the sixth annual Don Redman Awards and Concert on Saturday in Harpers Ferry.
Fuller, a 73-year-old trombonist, and Handy, a 74-year-old alto sax player, will perform with accompaniment by the Howard Burns Quartet, a local jazz act.
The free, outdoor concert will be on the lawn of the Mather Training Center, off Filmore Street.
The award recognizes artists who have strongly influenced jazz and have shared their love of music with others. Fuller and Handy were chosen by members of the Harpers Ferry Historical Association, the Piedmont, W.Va.-based Don Redman Heritage Society and the Jefferson County (W.Va.) NAACP.
"Both of these men have been innovative stylists," said Todd Bolton, branch chief of visitor services at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. "They have also been great teachers."