|2016 New Haven Jazz Festival
Unsung Heroes Award Recipient Doug Morrill
Reception – Thurs, Aug. 11th on the roof of Elm City Social
hors d’oeuvres, silent auction, music by Gary Grippo
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For the past four years Jazz Haven has presented the “Unsung Heroes Award” to those in the Greater New Haven Community who have worked behind the scenes to advance the culture of jazz and the arts in New Haven. Jazz Haven proudly awards the Unsung Heroes Award to Doug Morrill.
Doug has been involved in the arts in New Haven in a leadership capacity for more than three decades, on the Artspace Board from 1984 – 2001 and as president from 1992 – 1996. In 1996, Doug founded Jazz Haven and served as it’s president until 2010. In 2003, Doug founded the Center for American Music and has served as it’s president since 2006.
After New Haven made the unfortunate decision to discontinue the New Haven Jazz Festival in 2007, Doug lead the effort to save the festival bringing under Jazz Haven’s stewardship and restoring it to it’s rightful place on the NHV Green. He coordinated the festival in 2008 – 2010
The past recipients of Jazz Haven’s Unsung Heroes Award have been:
- 2012 – The Monk Family
- 2013 – Kim Futrell
- 2014 – Jeff Fuller
- 2015 – Barbara Lamb