NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman's Statement on the Death of NEA Jazz Master Bob Brookmeyer

“On behalf of the National Endowment for the Arts, it is with great sadness that I acknowledge the passing of 2006 NEA Jazz Master Bob Brookmeyer. An innovative composer and arranger for both large and small ensembles as well as a gifted musician on the valve trombone and piano, Brookmeyer was also a devoted educator of young performers and composers. We join many others in the jazz community and beyond in mourning his death while celebrating his life and numerous contributions to jazz.”


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