NEA Jazz Masters

NEA Jazz Masters 2011

  • Orrin Keepnews

    "I have been deeply involved in the jazz record world for appreciably more than a half-century, and now that they...

  • "To receive this award among many stellar giants of music is humbling. To recognize this wonderful gift of music from...

  • David Liebman

    "It is an honor to be recognized by the country where jazz was born and raised. Most of all,...

  • Johnny Mandel

    "I've been fortunate to have received so many awards in the past. To be names an NEA Jazz Master is,...

  •       Johnny Mandel     Johnny Mandel      "I've been fortunate to have received so many awards in the past. To be names an NEA Jazz Master is,...     Configure     The Marsalis Family (Ellis, Wynton, Delfeayo, Jason, Branford)

    "It is with great pride and humility that I accept this award on behalf of the Marsalis family. The NEA...