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Three of Columbus’ jazz legends will be inducted to the Lincoln Theatre Walk of Fame on Saturday, July 25th 2015 at 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Theatre. Jazz organist Bobby Floyd, jazz saxophonist Carl Sally, and jazz vocalist Nancy Wilson will be honored during a special ceremony that will feature local jazz historian Dr. William T. McDaniel along with the 2015 “Walk of Fame” band including drummer Jerry Powell, pianist Vernon Hairston, and bassist Derek DiCenzo; also featuring vocalists Jeannette Williams, Errica Rivera, and Mary McClendon. The Lincoln Theatre Walk of Fame honors Columbus natives who have made outstanding contributions in their careers with permanent stars just outside the Lincoln Theatre.

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Live Jazz in Columbus, Independence Day Weekend 2015

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