Lifetime Achievement Award

PhotoThe Ken Page Lifetime Achievement Award is presented annually by the Ken Page Memorial Trust in recognition of exceptional individual contributions to the development and growth of jazz in Canada.

Each year the honoree will receive a personalised rendering of the award as a lasting keepsake.
2018 Lifetime Achievement Award recipients Paul Read and Trish Colter

Until 2009 honorees of this special award were recognised at the Canadian National Jazz Awards, but subsequently the trustees have showcased the presentation within the more intimate setting of the Trust’s Annual Jazz Fundraiser at the Old Mill Toronto. This venue provides the opportunity to display for our guests the permanent memento originally commissioned by the KPMT for design by Rita So of Creative Art Glass in Toronto. The medium is etched glass on an engraved base which commemorates the names of all previous recipients from the time these honours were first bestowed – and the stylised music staff in the design depicts the final four bars of “Why Did I Choose You?” from the 1965 Broadway production of ‘The Yearling’ (music by Michael Leonard; lyrics by Herbert Martin)

“…if I had to choose again, I would still choose you…”

On Thursday 8th November we proudly recognised our 2018 recipients, Paul Read and Trish Colter, leading lights in Canadian jazz as educators, performers. composers and arrangers. Paul and Trish received a personalised rendering of the Lifetime Achievement Award as a lasting keepsake.



About the Award

This is the permanent display memento, commissioned by the Ken Page Memorial Trust in 2008 for design by Rita So of Creative Art Glass Inc., Toronto. The medium is etched glass on an engraved base which commemorates the names of all previous recipients from the time the KPMT honours were first bestowed during the 2002 National Jazz Awards.

The medium is etched glass on an engraved base which commemorates the names of all previous recipients from the time the KPMT honours were first bestowed during the 2002 National Jazz Awards.

The stylized music staff in the design depicts the final four bars of “Why Did I Choose You?” from the 1965 Broadway production of “The Yearling” (music by Michael Leonard; lyrics by Herbert Martin)
“…if I had to choose again, I would still choose you…”



PREVIOUS HONOREES

2017 Glen Woodcock - Broadcaster, host for over 40 years JAZZ.FM91 Sunday night Big Bands Show
2016 Sybil Walker - General Manager and programmer of the Jazz Bistro Supper Club
2015
Mark Miller - Canadian jazz journalist, author, critic, historian and photographer
2014 Bob Ross
- Owner of the Rex Hotel, Toronto
2013 Jackie Richardson
- Gem of the Canadian entertainment world
2012 Phil Nimmons - Educator, composer, arranger and clarinetist
2009 Fay Olson - PR professional, event manager, strategic communication specialist
2008 Geoff Chapman - award-winning journalist (Toronto Star) and music critic
2007 Jack Long - founding Chairman of Long & McQuade Musical Instruments
2006 Lothar & Brigitte Lang - owners and operators of the Montreal Bistro & Jazz Club
2005 Doug Cole - founding owner/operator of Canada’s longest-running jazz club, George’s Spaghetti House
2004 John Norris - co-founder of Sackville Records; founding editor of Coda Magazine
2003 Ted O’Reilly - broadcaster, writer, producer
2002 Phil Sheridan - recording engineer, producer, record label principal




© KPMT Ken Page Memorial Trust 2018