Born: June 12, 1941
In 2010, Chick entered the DownBeat Magazine Hall of Fame and was named Artist of the Year in the annual Readers' Poll.
Chick tours Japan with his new trio featuring bassist Christian McBride and drummer Brian Blade (who played on some U.S. tour dates in 2009 with the Five Peace Band, replacing drummer Vinnie Colaiuta)
Chick kicks off the new year with a gala performance of his compositions with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra led by trumpeter and artistic director Wynton Marsalis.
16 Grammy Awards
- Trilogy by Maurizio Zerbo
- The Ultimate Adventure: You Can't Return to Forever by Marc Davis