All travellers on the many roads to success in life owe much to those who have gone before them. All roads have been made that much more clear by the feet of those who have walked them in the past. New words are founded on old ones.  New ideas are extensions of time-honored thoughts seeking new skin.  Pathfinders, trailblazers and pioneers are merely those who steer off of the common road to track a new one. It is the creations of the past that spur the innovations of tomorrow. We all owe a great debt to our elders and ancestors; those who came before and paved a way.
It is in this light that Quest Youth Organization, a member of Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium, institutes the “Upon The Shoulders of our Elders Award”, to be presented by Quest Artistic Director, Mr. Rachiim Sahu at the first ever Youth Jazz Jamboree Competition, sponsored by Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium on Saturday May 14, 2016 at 2pm on the West Plaza at Restoration.
It is a humble attempt to recognize an elder in whose character, life journey and legacy, we recognize the qualities of innovation, industry and excellence.  The awardee for the year 2016 is jazz bassist and educator, Mr. Bob Cunningham. It is our true honor to recognize Mr. Cunningham for his outstanding contribution to the world of jazz.



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