NEA Jazz Masters

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Guitarist and 2018 NEA Jazz Master

Guitarist and 2018 NEA Jazz Master Pat Metheny creates music that challenges easy description: he can play free jazz (as he did with Ornette Coleman in Song X) as well as acoustic guitar and pretty much everything in-between. In this tune-filled podcast, we talk to Pat Metheny about the music he plays, the people he’s played with and making the music you want while making a career in music.

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Pianist and 2108 NEA Jazz Master

Uncovering new dimensions of music.

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Vocalist and 2018 NEA Jazz Master

Making music without boundaries.

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1983 NEA Jazz Master and 2010 National Medal of Arts recipient

The great tenor saxophonist reflects on his life in music.

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2017 NEA Jazz Master

Celebrated by his son Fitz Gitler

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Pianist and 2017 NEA Jazz Master

A musical shape-shifter.

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Bassist and 2017 NEA Jazz Master

Jazz as a way of life

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Vocalist and 2017 NEA Jazz Master

Going her own way.

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2017 NEA Jazz Master

One of the best jazz organists, ever…and one of the most sampled jazz musicians.

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2016 NEA Jazz Master and Vibraphonist

One of the great jazz virtuosos take us through his musical journey.

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