ATLANTA – Bounce, the nation’s popular entertainment television network serving African Americans, is rescheduling the 2022 Bounce Trumpet Awards, which had been originally planned to take place live Jan. 15 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood and air on Bounce on Jan. 17. The date has yet to be determined.
“We are taking appropriate cautionary steps to protect honorees, attendees and all associated with the production from COVID,” said Cheryle Harrison, head of Bounce. “Resilience and perseverance are the cornerstones upon which the Trumpet Awards were built by the legendary Ms. Xernona Clayton, founder of the event, and we do believe the show must – and will – go on. We are working with the Dolby Theatre and the schedules of our honorees on a new date.”
The Bounce Trumpet Awards is a night of inspiration, history and crowd-rousing performances celebrating African American achievements and contributions. The 2022 honorees include revered actor Courtney B. Vance; accomplished producer and director of television and film Stan Lathan; singer, actor, and songwriter Tyrese Gibson; 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee winner Zaila Avant-Garde; Georgia senators Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff; and internationally known thought leader, artist, and educator Princess Sarah Culberson.
About the Trumpet Awards
The Bounce Trumpet Awards were conceived to recognize the outstanding accomplishments of African Americans and those who have succeeded against great odds and inspired success in others. Founded in 1992 by American Civil Rights leader Xernona Clayton, The Trumpet Awards were acquired by Bounce in 2016. The list of prestigious honorees includes Muhammad Ali, Beyoncé, Jamie Foxx, Halle Berry, Stevie Wonder, The African American Women of the U.S. Congress, Steve Harvey, Martin Luther King, III, Janelle Monáe and Spike Lee. For more information about past honorees, presenters, performers and information about The Bounce Trumpet Awards visit here.
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