NEA Jazz Masters

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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.
We're in the mood for love and jazz so here's a playlist of more than two dozen NEA Jazz Masters singing and playing songs of love (and maybe just a little heartbreak) to set the scene for Valentine's Day or any other day you're in the mood for love. You can preview some of the...
This morning we announced nine new NEA National Heritage Fellows and four new NEA Jazz Masters! The honored folk artists are Henry Arquette, Mauel "Cowboy" Donley, Kevin Doyle, The Holmes Brothers, Yvonne Walker Keshick, Carolyn Mazloomi, Vera Nakonechny, Rufus White, and the Singing...
"I see my work as affirmation of universality. As an affirmation of our wonderful country. I have deep love for America. I see my work as springing from a base that can be called jazz. And from that base I was able to explore world music. And so my work is an affirmation of my experiences,...

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