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Phenomenal Women: An NEA Jazz Masters Playlist

We're celebrating Women's History Month with some women who've made history--16 NEA Jazz Masters, including the newest woman to join their ranks, Carla Bley. (NEA Jazz Master Lorraine Gordon isn't included in that number because she's not a musician, but given how many of these women no doubt appeared at the Village Vanguard, she's here in spirit.)

Click over to the NEA YouTube channel for the full playlist. Preview our picks from Carla Bley, Abbey Lincoln, and Toshiko Akiyoshi below.

On Monday, April 20, join us live in New York City or online at for a free concert to celebrate the 2015 class of NEA Jazz Masters: Carla Bley, Charles Lloyd, George Coleman, and Joe Segal. More information here

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