Standards: To honor senior musicians in Pennsylvania who have significantly contributed to the art form for 30 years or more in either performance, composition, arrangements, Jazz innovation or Jazz education and mentorship. The Jazz Legend Award is cited for a lifetime of significant achievement and may have at one time or another performed before a CPFJ audience. The award is made only from time to time as particular musicians achieve renown for their accomplishments. It is presented at a festival to which the recipient is invited to personally receive the Legends Award.



 2006 Mickey Roker,

jazz drummer/mentor/

inspirational teacher



Bobby Hutcherson

master vibraphonist

John Bake


John Blake, Jr.

 master musician

& educator