2016 NEA Jazz Masters Event Photos

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Three men and two women pose for a group portrait

(l-r) 2016 NEA Jazz Masters Archie Shepp, Wendy Oxenhorn, Gary Burton, and Pharoah Sanders with National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu at the 2016 NEA Jazz Masters Dinner, sponsored by BMI, on April 3, 2016. Photo by Shannon Finney Download hi-res

Photo from the back of a theater of a pianist and threee horn players. Behind them is a huge prohjects of the NEA Jazz Masters multicolored banner

At the 2016 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert on April 4, 2016 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Jason Moran (piano), David Murray (tenor saxophone), Rudresh Mahanthappa (alto saxophone), Ambrose Akinmusire (trumpet), and Roswell Rudd (trombone) perform in honor of Archie Shepp. Photo by Shannon Finney  Download hi-res

Pianist and three horn players performing onstage

At the 2016 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert on April 4, 2016 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Jason Moran (piano), David Murray (tenor saxophone), Rudresh Mahanthappa (alto saxophone), and Ambrose Akinmusire (trumpet) perform in honor of Archie Shepp. Photo by Shannon Finney  Download hi-res

Older African American man at a podium speaking

2016 NEA Jazz Master Archie Shepp addresses the audience at the 2016 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert on April 4, 2016 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Photo by Shannon Finney  Download hi-res

Pianist and vibraphone player performing onstage

At the 2016 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert on April 4, 2016 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, NEA Jazz Master and pianist Chick Corea and vibraphonist Stefon Harris perform in honor of 2016 NEA Jazz Master Gary Burton. Photo by Shannon Finney  Download hi-res

Caucasion man speaking at a podium

2016 NEA Jazz Master Gary Burton addresses the audience at the 2016 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert on April 4, 2016 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Photo by Shannon Finney  Download hi-res

Pianist and saxophone player performing onstage

At the 2016 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert on April 4, 2016 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, NEA Jazz Master and pianist Randy Weston performs with saxophonist Billy Harper in tribute to 2016 NEA Jazz Master Pharoah Sanders. Photo by Shannon Finney.   Download hi-res

Older African American man speaking at a podium

2016 NEA Jazz Master Pharoah Sanders addresses the audience at the 2016 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert on April 4, 2016 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Photo by Shannon Finney  Download hi-res

Two saxophone players and bass and drum players

At the 2016 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert on April 4, 2016 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Heath (tenor saxophone) performs with Lakecia Benjamin (alto saxophone), Linda Oh (bass), Karriem Riggins (drums), and Justin Kauflin (piano; not shown) in a tribute to 2016 NEA Jazz Master Wendy Oxenhorn. Photo by Shannon Finney   Download hi-res

Older caucasion woman speaking at podium

Wendy Oxenhorn, recipient of the 2016 A. B. Spelleman NEA Jazz Masters Award for Jazz Advocacy addresses the audience at the 2016 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert on April 4, 2016 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Photo by Shannon Finney  Download hi-res

Four men, two women on stage dancing to music

At the 2016 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert on April 4, 2016 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the four 2016 NEA Jazz Masters take a final bow. From left to right, Gary Burton, Wendy Oxenhorn, Pharoah Sanders, and Archie Shepp. Also pictured are vocalist Catherine Russell and NEA Jazz Master and saxophonist Jimmy Heath. Photo by Shannon Finney  Download hi-res

Short Asian American woman in white outfit and taller african american man in a dark suit on either side of a podium

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu with pianist and Kennedy Center Artistic Director for Jazz Jason Moran at the 2016 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert on April 4, 2016 at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Photo by Shannon Finney  Download hi-res