Frank accepts Flutist of the Year Award from writer Elzy Kolb of Hot House magazine

Frank Wess accepts the Flutist of the Year Award from writer Elzy Kolb of Hot House magazine during the Jazz Journalists Association’s 2009 Jazz Awards at the Jazz Standard (NYC) on June 16, 2009. Wess has performed and recorded recently with pianist Hank Jones, and with a nonet; besides playing tenor saxophone with the Count Basie Orchestra for many years, he focused the jazz world’s attention on flute starting in the late 1940s. Voiceover id’ing attendees by Howard Mandel.