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Coda to the Jazz Masters Celebrations

January 13, 2010
Washington, DC

Wrapping up an extraordinary week of conversations and celebrations of jazz and the NEA Jazz Masters, we have two more essential items for you:

Brief video tributes introducing each new Jazz Master were aired last night at the awards celebration and concert. Interviewed by writer and jazz critic A.B. Spellman, the Masters discuss artistic choices and influences, give advice to young musicians, and relive career highs and lows. These eight delightful videos are now available on our website.

If you missed the radio broadcast of the awards ceremony and concert last night, you're in luck. The entire two hour and forty minute broadcast has been archived on NPR's website. Acceptance speeches by each recipient and extended performances of their work are a jazz afficianado's delight.


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