NEA Jazz Masters

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Benny Golson photo portrait
Saxophonist, composer, and educator Benny Golson was born in Philadelphia in the early 20th century. He picked up the saxophone at age 14, after five years of studying piano. Golson...
Head shot of Sue Mingus
"How did I become involved in Mingus projects? Simply, I was here at home and had access to the material. Charles and I did not discuss my carrying on his...
Billie Holiday in the studio holding a drink, looking down, world-weary
In 1977, Jazz bassist Milt Hinton received a music fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts; sixteen years later, the Arts Endowment again honored Hinton, this time as an...

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