2015 NEA Jazz Masters Awards Reunion Luncheon

New York, NY
Sponsored by BMI
April 20, 2015
Photos by Michael G. Stewart

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2015 NEA Jazz Masters (left to right): Charles Lloyd, Carla Bley, George Coleman, and Joe Segal with NEA Chairman Jane Chu.

2015 NEA Jazz Masters (left to right): Charles Lloyd, Carla Bley, George Coleman, and Joe Segal with NEA Chairman Jane Chu.

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Carla Bley holds her award up next to Jane Chu.

2015 NEA Jazz Master Carla Bley and NEA Chairman Jane Chu.

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Ann Meier Baker, Jane Chu, and Charlie Feldman present award to George Coleman.

NEA Director of Music and Opera Ann Meier Baker, 2015 NEA Jazz Master George Coleman, NEA Chairman Jane Chu, and VP Writer/Publisher & Industry Relations for BMI Charlie Feldman.

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Ann Meier Baker, Jane Chu, and Charlie Feldman present award to Charles Lloyd.

NEA Director of Music and Opera Ann Meier Baker, NEA Chairman Jane Chu, 2015 NEA Jazz Master Charles Lloyd, and VP Writer/Publisher & Industry Relations for BMI Charlie Feldman.

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Ann Meier Baker and Jane Chu present award to Joe Segal.

NEA Director of Music and Opera Ann Meier Baker, NEA Chairman Jane Chu, and 2015 NEA Jazz Master Joe Segal.

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Jane Chu, David Baker, Lida Baker, and Patrick Cook.

NEA Chairman Jane Chu, 2010 NEA Jazz Master David Baker, Lida Baker, and BMI Director of Musical Theatre and Jazz Patrick Cook.

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Jimmy Cobb,  Joe Segal, and Dan Morgenstern.

NEA Jazz Masters Jimmy Cobb (2009), Joe Segal (2015), and Dan Morgenstern (2007).

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Steve Swallow, 2015 NEA Jazz Master Carla Bley, 2009 NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Heath, and 2010 NEA Jazz Master David Baker in conversation.

Steve Swallow, 2015 NEA Jazz Master Carla Bley, 2009 NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Heath, and 2010 NEA Jazz Master David Baker.

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George Coleman and Muhal Richard Abrams in conversation.

NEA Jazz Masters George Coleman (2015) and Muhal Richard Abrams (2010).

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2009 NEA Jazz Mater Candido Camero, NEA Media Producer Josephine Reed, and 2011 NEA Jazz Master Randy Weston in conversation.

2008 NEA Jazz Master Candido Camero, NEA Media Producer Josephine Reed, and 2011 NEA Jazz Master Randy Weston.

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Ann Meier Baker pins a Jazz Masters pin on George Coleman's suit jacket.

NEA Director of Music and Opera Ann Meier Baker presents a Jazz Masters pin to George Coleman.

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Carla Bley, George Coleman, and Joe Segal in conversation.

2015 NEA Jazz Masters Carla Bley, George Coleman, and Joe Segal.

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2015 NEA Jazz Masters George Coleman and Charles Lloyd.

2015 NEA Jazz Masters George Coleman and Charles Lloyd.

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Charlie Feldman, Deirdre Chadwick, and Aaron Hedenstrom.

VP Writer/Publisher & Industry Relations for BMI Charlie Feldman, BMI Foundation President Deirdre Chadwick, and Aaron Hedenstrom, recipient of BMI Future Jazz Master Scholarship, which was announced at the luncheon.