Professor Guy McPherson was notified on 15 September 2019 that he was selected as the latest recipient of the Jazz for Peace Honorary Ambassador Award. The ceremony honoring McPherson’s Ambassadorship will occur on 10 October 2020 at 8:00-9:30 p.m. Eastern time. The is open to the public and will be held at Caffé Lena, 47 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs, New York. Social distancing will restrict audience seating, and the event will be livestreamed on YouTube.
Limited additional information about this event can be found at the Caffé Lena website under the Events tab, where this event is listed as, “Jazz for Peace with Rick DellaRatta.” The “Jazz for Peace with Rick DellaRatta” and “MORE INFO” buttons lead to the livestream on YouTube.
Jazz for Peace was founded by pianist Rick DellaRatta in 2002. McPherson joins an esteemed group of four previous honorees: United States Congressional Representative Dennis Kucinich, renowned consumer-rights advocate Ralph Nader, American historian Howard Zinn (deceased), and the first Chinese mayor in the United States, Jean Quan of Oakland, California.