NYC Honorary Street Names


Randy Weston Way (Brooklyn)
Present name:None
Location:At the intersection of Lafayette Avenue and Grand Avenue
Honoree:  Brooklyn-born Randy Weston (1926-2018) was an American jazz pianist and composer. His debut album, "Cole Porter in a Modern Mood" (1954), was followed by numerous other recordings in his long musical career. He was named New Star Pianist in the Down Beat International Critics’ Poll in 1955, was a 2001 NEA Jazz Master, a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow, a 2016 inductee in the DownBeat Critic’s Poll Hall of Fame, and won a 2014 Doris Duke Artist Award. (Cumbo)

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