Free tickets for the National Endowment for the Arts 2012 Jazz Masters award ceremony and concert in New York City will be available to the public beginning this Tuesday, November 1. The award ceremony and concert each year recognize the newest members of this group of jazz artists. This year marks the 30th year of the NEA Jazz Masters.
The 2012 NEA Jazz Masters are drummer, keyboardist, and composer Jack DeJohnette; saxophonist Von Freeman; bassist, composer, and educator Charlie Haden; vocalist and educator Sheila Jordan; and educator, trumpeter, flugelhorn player, composer, and arranger Jimmy Owens, recipient of the 2012 A.B. Spellman NEA Jazz Masters Award for Jazz Advocacy.
The concert will be held on January 10 at 7:30 p.m. at Rose Theater at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. In addition to the performances and award presentations, the evening will feature video tributes to each of the 2012 NEA Jazz Masters.
Tickets can be reserved beginning November 1 either online at JALC Concerts or in person at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Box Office, located at Broadway at 60th Street, ground floor. The box office is open Monday through Saturday, 10am to 6pm, as well as Sundays, 12pm to 6pm. Limit two tickets per person.
The concert will also be webcast live at Arts.gov and JALC.org.