NEA Jazz Masters

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Learn more about NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Heath here . And stay tuned for a special announcement about the 2017 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert later this week!
Listen up as 1999 NEA National Heritage Fellow Zakir Hussain talks about his life as a tabla musician.
If you drew a Venn diagram to illustrate the myriad overlapping connections between NEA Jazz Masters —who played with who when—there’d be at least one unexpected artist floating somewhere in the center: guitarist, Bill Frisell . He’s collaborated with so many NEA Jazz Masters it’s almost impossible...
Known as the birthplace of the Delta blues, and adjacent to the jazz traditions of New Orleans, Mississippi is fertile ground for music history. And yet, Dr. David Miller, a professor of music at Alcorn State University in Lorman, Mississippi, said younger generations have become disconnected with...
We're celebrating National Poetry Month and Jazz Appreciation Month with poems inspired by jazz!
2016 NEA Jazz Master Wendy Oxenhorn shares some of her favorite music.
Get to know the 2016 NEA Jazz Masters!
Hear the tunes of the 2016 NEA Jazz Masters thru a special playlist we put together for you!
Tune into this holiday playlist featuring NEA Jazz Masters.
NEA Jazz Master Dave Brubeck ’s birthday was this past Sunday, and we thought we would do a little throwback piece in his honor. In 2005, then-Chairman Dana Gioia visited Brubeck at his home in Wilton, Connecticut, where they conversed about the importance of cultural diplomacy. Few people in the...

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