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My Life in Jazz: Presenting the 2018 NEA Jazz Masters In Their Own Words

Brush up on your knowledge of the 2018 NEA Jazz Masters--Todd Barkan, Joanne Brackeen, Pat Metheny, and Dianne Reeves--just in time for Monday night's 2018 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert.

Check out our video series to listen in as this year's honorees reflect on their careers in jazz, their influences, memorable performances, and more. And don't forget to tune in to for the live webcast from the Kennedy Center of Monday's concert. Details here.



Submitted by Daniel Brazeau (not verified) on

What an inspiring group.Thank's Pat for making me discover the 3 other award winners.Congratulations to you all.

Submitted by Dawn Oei (not verified) on

Awesome, beautiful and touching tribute to Pat especially from Christian McBride and Antonio Sanchez and the five amazing guitarists. ❤️What a powerful speech he gave. What a great soul. Do you know if there is a transcript somewhere? Music and heart transcend everything.#2018NEAJazzMasters

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