NEA Jazz Masters Nomination Form

To make a nomination, enter the first and last name of the individual and indicate if the nomination is for the performer or advocate category. To complete the nomination, you must:

  1. Provide all the required information in the form below;
  2. Attach the two (2) required PDF supporting documents as described in the guidelines; and
  3. Click submit.

A nominee must be a living U.S. Citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

Nominations must be submitted in English.

The deadline is October 31, 2024.

Nominee Information

Enter the name of the individual you would like to nominate:

Use the attachment boxes below to submit the two required documents (PDF format only). Incomplete nominations will not be accepted.

The size limit is 1 MB for each attachment.

One file only.
1 MB limit.
Allowed types: pdf.
One file only.
1 MB limit.
Allowed types: pdf.

Nominator information

In the event of a major emergency (e.g., a hurricane or NEA systems technological failure), the NEA Chair may adjust application deadlines for affected nominations. If a deadline is extended for any reason, an announcement will be posted on our website.

Agency Contact

If you have any questions while preparing a nomination, please reach out to NEA jazz specialist Xavier Boudreaux at or 202-685-5786.

Individuals who need assistance accessing these instructions or the associated form may contact the Office of Accessibility at or call 202-682-5532, or the Office of Civil Rights at or 202-682-5454.

Privacy Act

The following notice is furnished in accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974, 5 U.S.C. 552a.

This information is solicited under the authority of the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act, 20 U.S.C. 951 et seq. and is primarily used for the purpose of application review. Personal data, such as home address or personal cell phone number may not be released, either in entirety or in part, as exempt from disclosure under FOIA exemption (b)(6). Failure to provide the requested information could result in rejection of your application.

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