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Dorthaan Kirk was awarded the Donald Meade Jazz Griot Award at the 2023 JEN Conference. Click to learn more about
Prof. Roxanne Stevenson was awarded the Donald Meade Jazz Griot Award at the 2022 JEN Conference. Click to learn more about
Dr. Barry Harris was awarded the Donald Meade Jazz Griot Award at the 2021 JENX Conference. Click to learn more about Dr. Barry Harris.
The Donald Meade Legacy Society, has been founded upon the premise that the “story” is an essential part of Jazz education and that the storyteller or Griot creates a vital link between the music and life stories. Donald Meade's first voice stories embrace the social, political and cultural realities that shaped and created jazz truths. He has inspired and encouraged numerous jazz artists, and he was a steadfast advocate for jazz education, particularly for young people. The foundation continues his legacy through recognizing other jazz griots with the Meade Legacy Jazz Griot, in addition to creating platforms in which their stories can heard around the world.
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The Donald Meade Legacy Foundation, a non-profit tax exempt organization, is committed to upholding and advancing the goals of the foundation. We encourage and ask that you make a contribution, monetary or in kind, to continue and advance the values and philosophy of Donald Meade.