NEA Jazz Masters

NEA Jazz Masters 2004

  • Jazz guitarist Jim Hall's technique has been called subtle, his sound mellow, and his compositions understated; yet his recording and...

  • "This award will enable me to continue to help young musicians to become professional musicians. I sincerely believe that music...

  • Herbie Hancock's talent as a pianist was evident when, at age 11, he performed Mozart's D Major Piano Concerto with...

  • When he was four, Luther Henderson moved to Harlem with his family and became neighbors with Duke Ellington. Ellington would...

  • "Since I was eleven years old, I have been nurtured by the life force of jazz musicians.  Deeply honored as...

  • "For my name to be added to the prestigious array of artists who have received this award is truly an...