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April 9, 2006

Jazz Masters Sheila Jordan, Clark Terry Receive Lifetime Achievement Awards

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cindy mcleod

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MAC Awards in NYC Honours Live Performance

The Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs 20th Annual Awards Show will be held on Monday, April 17th at the Tribeca Performing Arts Centre in Manhattan.

The 2006 MAC Awards will honor jazz vocalist Sheila Jordan and jazz trumpeter Clark Terry with the Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as Broadway and cabaret star Betty Buckley and Cabaret impresario Donald Smith. Singer Phoebe Snow and comedian Judy Gold will be honored with MAC’s Board of Directors Award and the Time Out NY Award will go to Creation Nation.

The 2006 Awards show, hosted by Lee Roy Reams, will be highlighted by performances by honorees Sheila Jordan, Clark Terry, Phoebe Snow, Betty Buckley, and Judy Gold, plus singer/ songwriter Ben Taylor and other members of the cabaret, jazz and comedy communities.

There will be 25 additional awards handed out through the evening, including six jazz awards. Canadian pianist Renee Rosnes is among the nominees in the Jazz Pianist of the Year category. The nominees in the jazz categories are listed below:

2006 MAC Awards Nominees:

JAZZ RECORDING
Bill Charlap: Plays George Gershwin: The American Soul
Dave Douglas: Keystone
Charles Hayden & The Music Liberation Orchestra: Not In Our Name
Joe Lovano: Joyous Ensemble
Sonny Rollins: Without A Song: The 911 Concert

JAZZ PIANIST
Benny Green
Fred Hersch
Mike LeDonne
Eric Reed
Renee Rosnes

JAZZ INSTRUMENTALIST
Anat Cohen
Joel Frahm
Wycliff Gordon
Ingrid Jensen
Ted Nash

JAZZ DUO/GROUP
Bill Charlap Trio
The Frank & Joe Show
David Ostwald & The Gully Low Band
Charles Tolliver Orchestra
Ray Baretto Sextet

FEMALE JAZZ VOCALIST
Karrin Allyson
Carolyn Leonhart
Carmen Lundy
Kate McGary
Kendra Shank

MALE JAZZ VOCALIST
Andy Bey
Freddy Cole
Kurt Elling
Allan Harris
Sachal Vasandani

for the full list of nominees and more information, visit www.macnyc.com

Monday April 17, 2006
Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs / 20th Annual Awards Show
Tribeca Performing Arts Centre / Manhattan

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