The Birmingham Times
The Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame and Urban Impact are awarding the first Star on the Alabama Walk of Fame to Henry Otto Blankenship on July 1 at 4 p.m. at 1725 3rd Ave North.
It is the first time in more than three decades that a Star has been awarded.
The recognition highlights the trumpeter and Irish tenor’s significant contributions and impact on the Alabama Entertainment industry. Blankenship performed with legendary stars such as Lou Rawls, Lionel Hampton, Erskine Hawkins, and Amos Gordon.