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Jnennifer Pickering

Photo courtesy of LEAF

Founder and director of LEAF Community Arts

For Jennifer Pickering, all art is both local and global and LEAF is that philosophy in action.

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Headshot Gary Burton

Photo by Jimmy Katz

2016 NEA Jazz Master and Vibraphonist

One of the great jazz virtuosos take us through his musical journey.

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Headshot of Wendy Oxenhorn

Photo by Francesco Pini

2016 NEA Jazz Master and Executive Director of the Jazz Foundation of America

Keeping the music alive and the musicians playing.

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Archie Shepp

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2016 NEA Jazz Master, Saxophonist, and Composer

Archie Shepp shares his musical biography—and his thoughts about the legacy of African-American music.

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Rashod Ollison

Photo by Hyunsoo Leo Kim

Cultural Critic and Memoirist

In his memoir Soul Serenade, Ollison describes how music was a lifeline during a difficult upbringing.

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John Adams head shot

Photo by Christine Alicino

Composer, Conductor, and 2009 NEA Opera Honoree

Creating American music that’s intense, sensual, and meaningful.

Nonprofit Musician/Composer Collective

A half-century of musical innovation and self-determination, told by AACM co-founder (currently AACM-New York president) and 2010 NEA Jazz Master Muhal Richard Abrams, current AACM-Chicago chairman Ernest Dawkins, and AACM member and 2014 NEA Jazz Master Anthony Braxton.

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Dave Porter headshot

Photo by Thomas Mikusz

Television and Film Composer

Dave Porter’s iconic music is an essential part of the story: Think Breaking Bad, and Better Call Saul.

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Dan Sheehy headshot

Photo by Ashlee Duncan

2015 Bess Lomax Hawes National Heritage Fellow

A life in the folk and traditional arts.

Founder and Editor of Highway

How a writer created the music magazine he wanted to read.

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