2015 NEA Jazz Masters Awards Ceremony & Concert

New York, NY
April 20, 2015
Rose Theater at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center
Photos by Michael G. Stewart

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NEA Chairman Jane Chu speaks at podium.

NEA Chairman Jane Chu.

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Host Christian McBride speaks at a podium.

Host Christian McBride.

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Rudresh Mahanthappa (saxophone) and Ingrid Jensen (trumpet)

Rudresh Mahanthappa (saxophone) and Ingrid Jensen (trumpet) perform 2012 NEA Jazz Master Charlie Haden's "Hello My Lovely."

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2014 NEA Jazz Master Eddie Palmieri speaks at a podium.

2013 NEA Jazz Master Eddie Palmieri.

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2015 NEA Jazz Master Carla Bley speaks at podioum.

2015 NEA Jazz Master Carla Bley.

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2016 NEA Jaz Master Carla Bley (piano) and Tony Malaby (saxophone)

2015 NEA Jaz Master Carla Bley (piano), Tony Malaby (saxophone), Steve Swallow (bass), and Billy Drummond (drums) perform Bley's "Ups and Downs."

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2013 NEA Jazz Master Lou Donaldson.

2013 NEA Jazz Master Lou Donaldson.

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2015 NEA Jazz Master George Coleman plays saxophone.

2015 NEA Jazz Master George Coleman.

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Harold Mabern (piano), Eric Alexander (saxophone), 2015 NEA Jazz Master George Coleman (saxophone), John Webber (bass), and Joe Farnsworh (drums).

Harold Mabern (piano), Eric Alexander (saxophone), 2015 NEA Jazz Master George Coleman (saxophone), John Webber (bass), Joe Farnsworh (drums) perform Coleman's "Lo-Joe."

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A.B. Spellman speaks at a podium.

A.B. Spellman pays tribute to the NEA Jazz Masters who passed away in the last year.

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Helen Sung (piano), Cécile McLorin (vocals), Hans Glawischnig (bass), and Rudy Royston (drums).

Helen Sung (piano), Cécile McLorin (vocals), Hans Glawischnig (bass), Rudy Royston (drums) perform "Motherless Child."

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2010 NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron speaks at a podium.

2010 NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron.

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2016 NEA Jazz Master Charles Lloyd speaks at podium.

2015 NEA Jazz Master Charles Lloyd.

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Gerald Clayton (piano), Joe Sanders (bass), Miklós Lulkács (cimbalom), Gerald Clayton (drums), and 2015 Jazz Master Charles Lloyd (saxophone).

Gerald Clayton (piano), Joe Sanders (bass), Miklós Lulkács (cimbalom), Gerald Clayton (drums), and 2015 Jazz Master Charles Lloyd (saxophone) perform Lloyd's "Part 5: Ruminations."

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Aaron Dworkin speaks at a podium.

National Council on the Arts member Aaron Dworkin speaks on the role of jazz advocates.

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2016 NEA Jazz Master Joe Segal speaking at podium.

2015 NEA Jazz Master Joe Segal.

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2004 NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Heath (saxophone), Ira Sullivan (saxophone), and Ray  Drummond (bass).

2003 NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Heath (saxophone), Ira Sullivan (saxophone), and Ray Drummond (bass) perform Charlie Parker's "Dewey Square."