NEA Jazz Masters

NEA Jazz Masters 1997

  • Known among musicians and fans as "Smiling Billy," Billy Higgins was first introduced to the broader jazz public when he...

  • Milt Jackson

    Characterized by a slower vibrato than his predecessors, Milt Jackson's ability to swing and to create vocal-like inflections made his...

  • Anita O'Day's unique sound and swinging rhythmic sense put her in the upper echelon of jazz singers, as skillful with...