Gershwin Prize video and a new tour date

As I’m sure everyone knows, President Barack Obama awarded Burt Bacharach and Hal David the 2012 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song last month at a special ceremony and concert in the White House. Burt was there to receive the award and perform a concert while Hal, who was too ill to attend, was represented by his wife, Eunice.

The concert was recorded and broadcast on PBS stations on May 21, and I’m thrilled to say it’s now viewable online at

Congratulations to Burt and Hal for achieving this prestigious honor!

Last but not least, great news for Burt’s many fans in Japan. Burt will be performing at this year’s Tokyo Jazz Festival on Sept 8.