NEA Jazz Masters

NEA Jazz Masters 1985

  • As an arranger, Gil Evans has few peers in jazz history. His style is instantly recognizable, often using unusual brass...

  • It is quite apropos that Ella Fitzgerald was the first vocalist recipient of the NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship, as she...

  • Jonathan "Jo" Jones' uncanny way around the drums, ability to truly swing a band without ever overpowering it, and slick,...