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NEA Jazz Masters to Be Honored at Kennedy Center on April 15

Event will honor Bob Dorough, Abdullah Ibrahim, and others

2016 NEA Jazz Masters Gary Burton, Wendy Oxenhorn, Pharoah Sanders and Archie Shepp (from left), with Catherine Russell and saxophonist Jimmy Heath, at the Kennedy Center in April.

The National Endowment for the Arts will honor this year’s Jazz Masters—Bob Dorough, Abdullah Ibrahim, Maria Schneider, and Stanley Crouch—with a series of Washington D.C.-based events in mid-April, including an NPR-hosted listening party and a student master class.

On April 15, a tribute concert will be held at the Kennedy Center, featuring performances by Jay Anderson, Steve Berger, Terence Blanchard, Terri Lyne Carrington, Kurt Elling, Sheila Jordan, Bill Goodwin, Cleave Guyton, Grace Kelly, Frank Kimbrough, Noah Jackson, Christian McBride, Charles McPherson, David Murray, Pat O’Leary, and Scott Robinson.

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