"...one of the key figures in the history of jazz..."
How can any honor follow such profound quotes of legacy?
1986 - Honorary Doctorate from the New England Conservatory - "extraordinary contributions to music"
1990 - St. Louis Walk of Fame
1990 - Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award
1998 - Hollywood Walk of Fame Star
2006 - Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
...To name a few. A full list can be found on Wikipedia.
May 26, 1926 - September 28, 1991