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Photos from last night's #NEAJazz 15 Concert Celebration!
A few years ago as we prepared to celebrate #NEAJazz12, we asked NEA Jazz Master Wynton Marsalis, bandleader and NEA National Council on the Arts member Irvin Mayfield, Jazz Appreciation Month Program Director Joann Stevens, and others to share their favorite songs. This playlist represents most of...
Some ideas for helping your kids to fall in love with jazz.
We're celebrating National Poetry Month and Jazz Appreciation Month with a look at works of poetry influenced by jazz.
Since April is not only Jazz Appreciation Month but National Poetry Month, we decided to merge the two. Below are five jazz songs and albums inspired by poetry, two of which tap the genius of Big Read poets. Gentian by Tomoko Ozawa Although pianist and composer Tomoko Ozawa isn’t the first musician...
Our newest NEA YouTube playlist celebrates Phenomenal Women in Jazz.
NEA Chair Jane Chu on the importance of the arts in education.
Artists reflect on the meaning of "inspiration."
Eight artists and one critic reflect on what failure means to them.
NEA Media Specialist Adam Kampe pens a valentine to musician Sufjan Stevens.

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