Westlake College of Music
Wins Lifetime Achievement Award at the Grammys.
Forms The Liberation Music Orchestra.
Joins Ornette Coleman's Jazz Quartet.
Haden established the jazz studies program at California Institute of the Arts in 1982 which emphasises the spirituality of improvisation. His students have included the tenor saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, the trumpeter Ralph Alessi, and the bassist Scott Colley.
Swiss film director Reto Caduff released a film about Haden's life, entitled "Rambling Boy," in 2009.