Long Island Music Hall Of Fame Announces Additional Inductees, Educator Of Note Honorees, And Presenters
November 1, 2016 at 4:46 AM (PT)
As the 2016 LONG ISLAND MUSIC HALL OF FAME (LIMHoF) Induction Ceremony draws near, the organization is ramping up with two additional inductees to this year’s roster: GRAMMY AWARD-winning record producer/composer/lyricist JIM STEINMAN, and the late producer/artist manager/professor/songwriter SANDY PEARLMAN.
Adding to the accolades, musician/songwriter/actor/producer STEVEN VAN ZANDT will receive the 2016 HARRY CHAPIN Humanitarian Award for his Rock and Roll Forever Foundation and his dedication to music education. This bi-annual award, initiated in 2010, is designated to individuals or groups that have demonstrated commitment to humanitarian efforts on LONG ISLAND and beyond. His foundation was initiated as a direct result of arts programs being cut in schools nationwide due to funding. The middle school/high school curriculum it presents – Rock and Roll: An American Story – provides arts-driven materials designed to keep students engaged, and is available to educators at no cost.
"It's an honor to receive the HARRY CHAPIN Award, “ said VAN ZANDT. “Though my work remains unfinished, I'm moved by even being considered to join the esteemed list of past honorees."
These honorees will join the already prestigious class of 2016 inductees: music executive CHARLES KOPPELMAN, guitarist/composer STEVE VAI, singer/songwriter GARLAND JEFFREYS, film composer CARTER BURWELL, hip-hop artist BIG DADDY KANE, songwriters/instrumentalists SANTO & JOHNNY, jazz specialist/bandleader VINCE GIORDANO, and WESTBURY MUSIC FAIR (now the NYCB THEATER AT WESTBURY).
The 2016 LONG ISLAND MUSIC HALL OF FAME Induction Ceremony will take place on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd at THE SPACE AT WESTBURY.