As first mentioned here on StLJN back in December, trumpeter and St. Louis native Clark Terry (pictured) will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) in conjunction with this year's Grammy Awards.
To celebrate the occasion, Calvin Wilson of the Post-Dispatch has a feature story in today's paper about Terry and how he's part of a great tradition of St. Louis jazz trumpeters; you can read it online here. (Note that the Grammy Awards will be broadcast tonight on CBS, but won't include the presentation of Terry's award, which was done at a private ceremony yesterday. )
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