Composer-arranger John Lewis, saxophonist Jackie McLean and composer-arranger Randy Weston have been named the 2001 American Jazz Masters by the National Endowment for the Arts. Each artist will receive a one-time fellowship award of $20,000. Established in 1982, the prestigious fellowship is given to artists who have made significant contributions to jazz and have had a strong impact on the music world as a whole. With this award, Lewis, McLean and Weston join a group of jazz giants including Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis and Sun Ra.
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