Listen to Jackson and Combs talk about the award and Duke Dubois.
Last month at the JazzWeek Awards in Detroit, Michigan, saxophonist Paul Combs accepted the Duke Dubois Humanitarian Award on behalf of this years honoree, WGBH 89.7 Jazz host Eric Jackson. Combs visited the WGBH studios to deliver the award in person.
This prestigious lifetime achievement award is named for the late jazz radio promoter Duke Dubois, who was a pioneer in the field and a mentor to many, including Jackson himself, in the jazz radio and record business. to an individual to recognize a longstanding commitment to jazz, jazz radio, jazz education and generous service to the jazz community.
This is Jackson’s second award from JazzWeek as he was honored in 2008 as Major Market Programmer of the Year.
Combs' performs and teaches in the Boston area and has recently completed his book, Dameronia, about the influence of Jazz composer and pianist, Tadd Dameron.
READ THE AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT
LISTEN TO PAUL COMBS' INTERVIEW