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2015 NEA Jazz Masters Photos

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NEA Chairman Jane Chu with Charles Lloyd, Carla Bley, George Coleman, and Joe Segal

NEA Chairman Jane Chu with 2015 NEA Jazz Masters Charles Lloyd, Carla Bley, George Coleman, and Joe Segal at the NEA Jazz Masters Reunion Luncheon, hosted by BMI. Photo by Michael G. Stewart
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Jazz ensemble performing onstage

NEA Jazz Master Carla Bley performs with Steve Swallow (bass), Billy Drummond (drums), and Tony Malaby (saxophone) at the 2015 NEA Jazz Masters Awards Ceremony and Concert on April 20, 2015 in Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City. Photo by Michael G. Stewart
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Carla Bley speaking at the microphone

NEA Jazz Master Carla Bley at the 2015 NEA Jazz Masters Awards Ceremony and Concert on April 20, 2015 in Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City. Photo by Michael G. Stewart
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Jazz ensemble performing onstage

NEA Jazz Master George Coleman performs with Harold Mabern (piano), Eric Alexander (saxophone), John Webber (bass), and Joe Farnsworth (drums) at the 2015 NEA Jazz Masters Awards Ceremony and Concert on April 20, 2015 in Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City. Photo by Michael G. Stewart
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George Coleman playing saxophone

NEA Jazz Master George Coleman performs at the 2015 NEA Jazz Masters Awards Ceremony and Concert on April 20, 2015 in Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City. Photo by Michael G. Stewart
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Jazz ensemble performing onstage

2015 NEA Jazz Master Charles Lloyd performs with Gerald Clayton (piano), Joe Sanders (bass), Eric Harland (drums), Sokratis Sinopoulos (lyra), and and Miklόs Lukács (cimbalom) at the 2015 NEA Jazz Masters Awards Ceremony and Concert on April 20, 2015 in Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City. Photo by Michael G. Stewart
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Charles Lloyd at the microphone

2015 NEA Jazz Master Charles Lloyd at the 2015 NEA Jazz Masters Awards Ceremony and Concert on April 20, 2015 in Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City. Photo by Michael G. Stewart
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Charles Lloyd on saxophone

NEA Jazz Master Charles Lloyd performs with Gerald Clayton (piano), Joe Sanders (bass), Eric Harland (drums), Sokratis Sinopoulos (lyra), and and Miklόs Lukács (cimbalom) at the 2015 NEA Jazz Masters Awards Ceremony and Concert on April 20, 2015 in Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City. Photo by Michael G. Stewart
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Joe Segal at the microphone

NEA Jazz Master Joe Segal at the 2015 NEA Jazz Masters Awards Ceremony and Concert on April 20, 2015 in Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City. Photo by Michael G. Stewart
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Jane Chu at the microphone

NEA Chairman Jane Chu at the 2015 NEA Jazz Masters Awards Ceremony and Concert on April 20, 2015 in Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City. Photo by Michael G. Stewart
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Christian McBride at the microphone

Christian McBride, host of the 2015 NEA Jazz Masters Awards Ceremony and Concert on April 20, 2015 in Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City. Photo by Michael G. Stewart
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Jazz ensemble performing onstage

Helen Sung (piano), Cécile McLorin Salvant (vocals), Hans Glawischnig (bass), and Rudy Royston (drums) perform “Motherless Child” in honor of the Jazz Masters who passed away in the last year at the 2015 NEA Jazz Masters Awards Ceremony and Concert on April 20, 2015 in Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City. Photo by Michael G. Stewart
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Singer in a dramatic moment

Helen Sung (piano), Cécile McLorin Salvant (vocals), Hans Glawischnig (bass), and Rudy Royston (drums) perform “Motherless Child” in honor of the Jazz Masters who passed away in the last year at the 2015 NEA Jazz Masters Awards Ceremony and Concert on April 20, 2015 in Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City. Photo by Michael G. Stewart
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Male saxophonist and female trumpter performing

Rudresh Mahanthappa and Ingrid Jensen perform at the 2015 NEA Jazz Masters Awards Ceremony and Concert on April 20, 2015 in Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City. Photo by Michael G. Stewart
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Bass, clarinet, and saxophonist performing

NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Heath (clarinet), Ira Sullivan (saxophone), and Ray Drummond (bass) perform at the 2015 NEA Jazz Masters Awards Ceremony and Concert on April 20, 2015 in Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City. Photo by Michael G. Stewart
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