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National Endowment for the Arts Announces 2020 Jazz Masters

The National Endowment for the Arts has announced the four newest recipients of the NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship, the nation’s highest honor in jazz. Musicians Bobby McFerrin, Roscoe Mitchell, and Reggie Workman, as well as broadcaster, producer, and community organizer Dorthaan Kirk—who is receiving the A.B. Spellman NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship for Jazz Advocacy—are the 2020 recipients … Read More “National Endowment for the Arts Announces 2020 Jazz Masters”

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

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 … Read More “NEA Jazz Masters to Be Honored at Kennedy Center on April 15”

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NEA Announces 2019 Jazz Masters

The National Endowment for the Arts today announced the recipients of its 2019 NEA Jazz Masters Fellowships: author/historian Stanley Crouch; the late vocalist/composer/arranger/pianist Bob Dorough; pianist/composer Abdullah Ibrahim; and composer/arranger/bandleader Maria Schneider. The 2019 recipients will be honored at a free tribute concert next April 15 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing … Read More “NEA Announces 2019 Jazz Masters”

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NEA Announces 2018 Jazz Masters

On June 12, the National Endowment for the Arts announced the recipients of the 2018 NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship—the nation’s highest honor in jazz—during Pat Metheny’s performance with Antonio Sanchez, Linda May Han Oh and Gwilym Simcock at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts as part of the DC Jazz Festival. This year’s … Read More “NEA Announces 2018 Jazz Masters”

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