SPECIAL HONOREES—Sitting from left: Tim Stevens, Al Dowe, George “Duke” Spaulding, Shawnee Lake, Harold Betters, and Nelson Harrison. Standing from left: Roger Humphries, Sunny Sunseri, Betty Douglas, Lou Stellute, and Roger Barbour.
A special part of the annual B-PEP Jazz Awards and Fundraiser event was the honoring 70-year old musicians plus Pittsburgh Jazz honorees.
AWARDEES—From left: Mark Brentley, George Smith, Casey Duchanan-Smith, Alex Mathews, and Randall Taylor. (Photos by J.L. Martello)
CELEBRITY EMCEES—Two of the nights emcees were Harold Hayes and Debbie Norrell.
HONOREES—James and Pamela Johnson founders of the Afro-American Music Institute.
GUITAR LEGENDS—50-years of friendship and playing the guitar are from left: Jazz legends Kennard Roosevelt, Ronald Wingfield, and Eric Johnson.
ERIC JOHNSON PLAYING THE GUITAR
TONI CAMPBELL ON SAX
BETTY DOUGLAS PERFORMING
LISA SYLVESTER WPXI news anchor, Emceed part of the program.