NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert

Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 20:00

Celebrate the 2020 NEA Jazz Masters—Dorthaan Kirk (A.B. Spellman Jazz Masters Fellowship for Jazz Advocacy), Bobby McFerrin, Roscoe Mitchell, and Reggie Workman—in this virtual tribute concert!

Hosted by 2017 NEA Jazz Master Dee Dee Bridgewater, the online concert will include performances by honorees McFerrin, Mitchell, and Workman, Music Director Terri Lyne Carrington, Ambrose Akinmusire, Dee Dee Bridgewater, James Carter, Gerald Clayton, Vincent Davis, Morgan Guerin, Oliver Lake, Jevon McFerrin, Madison McFerrin, Taylor McFerrin, Kanoa Mendenhall, Junius Paul, and Steve Turre, as well as the SFJAZZ High School All-Stars (artists subject to change). The evening will also include remarks by the 2020 NEA Jazz Masters, as well as Mary Anne Carter, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, and Randall Kline, founder and executive artistic director of SFJAZZ.

The webcast will be available at and, as well as the websites for All About Jazz and Jazz Near You, BMI, JazzTimes, KQED, National Endowment for the Humanities, NPR Music, Smithsonian Jazz, Voice of America’s Khmer, Chinese, and Tibetan services, and WBGO. An archive of the concert will be available following the event at The concert will also be available via radio broadcast in California on KCSM 91.1FM and in Washington, DC on WPFW 89.3 FM.