Jazz Piano Professor Earns Lifetime Achievement Award

Willie Pickens, internationally renowned jazz pianist and member of the faculty of the NIU School of Music, has just received the Walter Dyett Lifetime Achievement Award from the Jazz Institute of Chicago.

Congratulations, Willie!

Perhaps most noted for his work with the Elvin Jones Jazz Machine, Willie has also been the pianist for Sammy Davis, Jr., Quincy Jones, Roberta Flack, Wynton Marsalis, Clark Terry and a large number of other jazz luminaries.

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