NEA Jazz Masters

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Keith Jarrett

Photo by Rose Anne Colavito

2014 NEA Jazz Master

Pianist Keith Jarrett - letting the music happen. [34:27]

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Anthony Braxton

Photo by Carolyn Wachnicki

2014 NEA Jazz Master

Anthony Braxton may be considered avant garde but he embraces all musical traditions [40:50]

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Richard Davis playing bass

Photo by Ken Halfmann

2014 NEA Jazz Master

Bassist Richard Davis talks about his musical life outside of jazz -- working with folks like Van Morrison, Bruce Springsteen, Leonard Bernstein and Igor Stravinsky. [30:08]

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Richard Davis

Photo by Ken Halfmann

2014 NEA Jazz Master Richard Davis

One of the great bassists Richard Davis remembers a few of jazz musicians he's played with -- like Sun Ra, Ahmad Jamal, Sarah Vaughan, Elvin Jones, and Eric Dolphy.

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Jamey Aebersold

Photo by John Nation

2014 NEA Jazz Master

Musician and teacher Jamey Aebersold believes that anyone can improvise and he's developed the tools to show them how. [27:11]

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George Wein

Photo by Vance Jacobs/vancejacobs.com

Impresario, 2005 NEA Jazz Master

A conversation with George Wein, the man who launched the first outdoor jazz festival in the US--the legendary Newport Jazz Festival. [29:54]

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Eddie Palmieri

Photo by by Jason Goodman

2013 NEA Jazz Master

Pianist, bandleader, composer and 2013 NEA Jazz Master, Eddie Palmieri talks about his innovative music which blends Afro-Cuban rhythms with jazz. [32:21]

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Lorraine Gordon

Photo by Eric Ogden

2013 NEA Jazz Master

The owner of the legendary club, The Village Vanguard, talks about her life in jazz. [32:52]

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Lou Donaldson

Photo by Bob Lasky

2013 NEA Jazz Master

Sweet Poppa Lou talks about the musical roots of his swinging bop saxophone sound. [38:23]

Trombonist and producer, NEA Jazz Master

Delfeayo Marsalis: it's all in the family. [34:32]

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