Pianist McCoy Tyner with bassist Gerald Cannon, drummer Francisco Mela, and saxophonist Sherman Irby
The votes are in, and now it’s time to celebrate the 2017 Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame inductees! Tonight we honor pianist and NEA Jazz Master McCoy Tyner. The vast influence of this 78-year-old living legend cannot be overstated. As a member of the John Coltrane Quartet from 1960–1965, Tyner made invaluable contributions to some of jazz’s greatest concerts and albums, including A Love Supreme, Live at the Village Vanguard, and My Favorite Things. As both a leader and a sideman, Tyner has also recorded over 100 albums with masters like Lee Morgan, Sonny Rollins, Freddie Hubbard, Ron Carter, and Wayne Shorter. Tyner’s technical virtuosity brings clarity to a distinctive musical language that he continues to explore. Join us as we honor this living icon and celebrate the inspiration he’s provided to fellow musicians and countless fans.