Toots Thielemans received from the Jazz Journalists Association the Jazz Award 2011 for player of the Year – Instrument Rare in Jazz Click image to read the letter.
Toots and Kenny Werner having fun on stage after a beautiful concert at the Dinant Jazz Nights on July, 16th. Photo: Dirk Stockmans
On June 22, 2011, the “Toots Thielemansstraat” in Vorst-Forest ( Brussels ) was officially inaugurated in the presence of the Minister of the Governement of the Metropolitan District of Brussels and of the French-speaking community: Evelyne Huytenbroeck.
It is a local tradition in Inowroclaw that visiting celebrities get to plant a tree and during his tour in Poland, Toots was asked by the mayor to plant a tree in the local park. This is the first tree that was planted by a Jazz musician. […]
Toots Thielemans has won this years’ JJA Jazz Award for “Player of the Year: Instruments Rare in Jazz”. Click the link below to see the full list of all this years’ winners of the JJA Jazz Awards. http://www.jjajazzawards.org/p/2011-winners-jja-jazz-awards.html