NEA Jazz Masters

NEA Jazz Masters 2006

  • "To receive this honor is the gift of a lifetime. Jazz has been my spiritual baby sitter since my youth...

  • Tonny Bennett

    "Jazz is one of America’s greatest contributions to world culture and it has been a love of mine for my...

  • "I am very pleased to be included in this group of great musicians. It is an honor I will cherish...

  • Chick Corea

    "I feel totally honored to be in such amazing and beautiful company. It inspires me to learn more and improve...

  • Buddy DeFranco  Photo by Tom Pich/tompich.com

    "When I think of all the excellent musicians there are in this world, to be chosen as a recipient of...

  • Freddie Hubbard

    "I feel very blessed and honored to have received this award. I feel as though I owe all the great...

  • "I have been in attendance at the last three Jazz Masters ceremonies and not in my wildest imagination did I...