Selected Praises, Honors and Awards
1975 - Golden Helikon medal, a honorary Jazz award received in Krakow, Poland
1976 - Gold Medal of Merit, awarded by the Ministry of Culture and Art of Poland for the contribution to the arts.
1979 - Certificate of Appreciation from the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. in recognition for MeritoriousService to Correspondents of Press, RadioTelevision in the National Capital.
1981- Certificate of Recognition for Artistic Abilities and Musical Accomplishments and as a Goodwill Ambassador for Polish Culture, issued by the Polish American Society of Greater Cincinnati, Ohio.
1982, 1988, 2000 - Awards for outstanding services to Jazz Education presented by the National Association of Jazz Educators.
1988 Series - George Foster Peabody Pin to commemorate participation in Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz Peabody Award Winning.
1990 - Golden medallion issued on 50th Anniversary of BMI and awarded to jazz composers to salute their contribution to American music over the past half-century.
1992 - The Voice of America's award-plague presented to Adam Makowicz during the Gift of Song Musical Tribute, held on 50th Anniversary of Broadcasting to the World "for making the world one through music".
2005 - Officer's Cross of Merit of the Republic of Poland – Krzyż Komandorski Orderu Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej.