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...
A round-up of NEA YouTube playlists to round out your holiday soundtrack.
Wish your kids loved jazz as much as you do? Here are some tips for getting them started.
A band playing at a museum.
In the words of NEA Jazz Master Wynton Marsalis, “Jazz music is America’s past and its potential, summed up and sanctified, and accessible to anybody who learns to listen to,...
This year four new jazz notables joined the ranks of the NEA Jazz Masters: Carla Bley, Charles Lloyd, George Coleman, and Joe Segal. To celebrate we hosted--with our partners at Jazz at Lincoln Center--the #NEAJazz15 Concert Celebration on April 20, 2015. The following tribute videos debuted at the...
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.
Our newest NEA YouTube playlist celebrates Phenomenal Women in Jazz.