Columbus Landmarks Honors A Tribe for Jazz with Paul E. Young Outstanding Achievement in Education Award

Published May 24, 2024

(PRUnderground) May 24th, 2024

A Tribe for Jazz is proud to announce that it has been awarded the prestigious Paul E. Young Outstanding Achievement in Education Award by Columbus Landmarks. This esteemed recognition honors the legacy of Paul E. Young, a founding Trustee of Columbus Landmarks and a longtime Professor of Architecture at Ohio State University. The award celebrates individuals and organizations leading the discovery of new dimensions of Columbus’s architectural and historical legacy.

The award ceremony took place on Monday, May 20, 2024, at the CCAD Design Studios on Broad Street. Columbus Landmarks hosted the event, which was attended by esteemed community members who have made significant contributions to preserving and celebrating the city’s rich history and culture.

“We are deeply honored to receive the Paul E. Young Outstanding Achievement in Education Award,” said Stephanie Matthews, Executive Director of A Tribe for Jazz. “This recognition is a testament to our commitment to educating and inspiring the community through the power of jazz and its historical significance. Jazz is not only a profound cultural expression but also a catalyst for innovation and healing. We are dedicated to continuing our mission of enriching lives by exploring and sharing the transformative impact of jazz.”

A Tribe for Jazz joins an illustrious list of award winners who have made remarkable contributions to the community:

  • Henry L. Hunker Urban Legacy Award – Marshall Shorts, Creative-in-Chief at Artfluential, Bronzeville Universe
  • Paul E. Young Outstanding Achievement in Education Award – Stephanie Matthews, A Tribe for Jazz
  • Frederick J. Holdridge Outstanding Group Award – The STEAM Factory, The College of Arts & Sciences at Ohio State University
  • Dixie Sayre Miller Patron Award – Bexley Historical Society, Bexley Historical Portraits of Memories
  • James L. Keyes President’s Award – Dr. Nathan Harris
  • Larrilyn Edwards Connector Award – Brian Williams, Journalist
  • Ed Lentz Prize – The documentary film of Jack’s/Summit Station entitled, “Free Beer Tomorrow”

Columbus Landmarks continues to recognize and celebrate individuals and groups who play a pivotal role in preserving the historical and architectural narrative of Columbus. The Paul E. Young Outstanding Achievement in Education Award highlights A Tribe for Jazz’s dedication to educational initiatives that promote an appreciation for the rich tapestry of the city’s cultural heritage.

For more information about A Tribe for Jazz and its programs, please visit or contact Stephanie Matthews,

About Columbus Landmarks:

Columbus Landmarks is a nonprofit organization committed to the preservation of Columbus’s historic architecture and cultural heritage. Through education, advocacy, and engagement, Columbus Landmarks seeks to ensure that the city’s architectural and historical legacy is celebrated and maintained for future generations.

About A Tribe for Jazz

The mission of A Tribe for Jazz is to preserve the legacy and advance the future of jazz through visual storytelling, live and virtual performances, education, and community engagement. A Tribe for Jazz positions jazz artists to break through to a wider audience by harnessing the power and universal human appeal of their own stories that elevate and transform the encounter between artist and listener. Such is the holistic, interdisciplinary magic that A Tribe for Jazz brings about with its creative and technical teams. The goal is to tell these artists’ stories in a way that reflects their excellence and authentic humanity, and to explore how their lives and creative processes are shaped by relationships. For more information, visit IG: @atribeforjazz_ and FB: A Tribe for Jazz.

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