Photo Coverage: Martin Charnin Honored with ASCAP Foundation's George M. Cohan Award
The ASCAP Foundation just honored Tony Award-winning lyricist and director of Annie Martin Charnin with the first-ever ASCAP Foundation George M. Cohan Award at their 18th annual Awards Ceremony last night, December 11th. The invitation-only event, hosted by ASCAP Foundation President Paul Williams, was held at the Allen Room, Frederick P. Rose Hall, Home of Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City.
The George M. Cohan Award, made possible by the Friars Foundation, is presented to a multi-talented individual connected to the music industry who's had a multi-faceted career and has achieved success in a variety of roles, including, but not limited to, composing, performing, writing, directing and producing.
The 18th annual ASCAP Foundation Awards also honored a wide variety of scholarship and award recipients, all of whom benefit from programs of The ASCAP Foundation. Superstar singer-songwriter Ne-Yo received the ASCAP Foundation Champion Award in recognition of his leadership in efforts to increase awareness of disadvantaged children in American cities.
Founded in 1975, The ASCAP Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to supporting American music creators and encouraging their development through music education and talent development programs. Included in these are songwriting workshops, grants, scholarships, awards, recognition and community outreach programs for songwriters, composers and lyricists. The ASCAP Foundation is supported by contributions from ASCAP members and from music lovers throughout the United States. www.ascapfoundation.orgPhoto Credit: Stephen Sorokoff
Paul Williams, President
Karen Sherry, Executive Director
The Allen Room, Jazz at Lincoln Center
Jamie Bernstein & Amy Beth Kirsten
Valerie Simpson & Charisa the Violin Diva
Peter Stoller & Alexis Hatch, Lieber & Stoller Music Scholarship
Colleen McDonough, Director
Stephen Feigenbaum, Morton Gould Young Composers Award
Columbus Circle, Central Park South
Camille Thurman, Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award
Rod Gorney & Sondra Gorney
Charisa the Violin Diva
Chris Mancini, Jr.
Mariana Williams & Paul Williams
Ne-Yo & Paul Williams
Paul Williiams & Jamie deRoy
The Allen Room
The Allen Room