Hammond Hall-Of-Fame Artist DR. LONNIE SMITH has been named an NEA Jazz Master for 2017. The NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship is the highest honor that our nation bestows
on jazz artists. Each year since 1982, the program has elevated to its ranks a select number of living legends who have made exceptional contributions to the advancement of jazz. Dr. Smith is only the second Organist to be thus honored, the other being Jimmy Smith. The Entire Hammond Family offers its congratulations.
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