NEA Jazz Masters

NEA Jazz Masters 1983

  • Though a pianist and occasional organist, William "Count" Basie's fame stems mainly from his history as one of the great...

  • Kenny Clarke, known among musicians as "Klook" for one of his characteristic drum licks, is truly a jazz pioneer. He...

  • With more than 50 years in jazz, Theodore "Sonny" Rollins' towering achievements on the tenor saxophone are many, and he...