Howard Zinn

“I can't tell you how honored I am by the award of the Jazz for Peace prize, which now stands in a special place in my study.   My wife and I are listening to the CD, which is quite wonderful. Thank you for everything, and good luck to Jazz for Peace and its work.”

                        ~ Howard Zinn

- Award winning Historian, Playwright and Author of   A People's History of the United States




U.S. Presidential Candidate Congressman Dennis J. Kucinich           


Jazz For Peace™ Pianist/Vocalist/Founder Rick DellaRatta presents Congressman Dennis Kucinich with Honorary Ambassador Award on March 20th during Border Crossers Benefit Concert

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan           


Honorary Ambassador Award given on Feb. 12, 2011 to Oakland Mayor Jean Quan (America's first Chinese Mayor) at Benefit Concert for Bret Harte Community Academy held at the Plymouth Jazz and Justice Church in Oakland, CA

Jazz for Peace Honorary Ambassador Award Recipients:

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1. United States Congressman and Presidential Candidate Dennis Kucinich

2. Award winning Historian, Playwright and Author Howard Zinn

3. Acclaimed Consumer Advocate Ralph Nader (click here for acceptance letter)

4. Oakland Mayor Jean Quan (America's first Chinese Mayor)

5.  Click here to tell us who you would like to be our next honoree




Click here to see the recipients of our

Jazz for Peace Recognition Awards