Mike Stoller and Corky Hale (center) were honored with the “Nica” Lifetime Achievement Award at the California Jazz Foundation’s annual fundraising gala titled “Give the Band a Hand” held on April 25 at the L.A. Hotel Downtown. Songwriting legend Stoller, and his wife, pianist, harpist and singer Corky Hale, were honored “for their significant far-reaching philanthropic work and astounding musical output.”
Stoller and Hale were introduced by basketball Hall of Famer Elgin Baylor (left) and his wife Elaine. They are pictured with actress Sally Kellerman and vocalist Steve Tyrell, who performed at the gala. The California Jazz Foundation is a nonprofit organization that assists jazz musicians in financial or medical crisis. For information, www.californiajazzfoundation.org.
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