2016 NEA Jazz Masters Events

Washington, DC
NEA Jazz Masters Awards Dinner, sponsored by BMI, on April 3, 2016. Photos by Shannon Finney
NPR Listening Party on April 3, 2016. Photos by Michael G. Stewart
Student Master Class at Duke Ellington School of the Arts on April 5, 2016. Photos by Michael G. Stewart

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Three men and two women stand together against a wood wall with NEA Jazz Masters posters on either side of them.

(l-r) 2016 NEA Jazz Masters Archie Shepp, Wendy Oxenhorn, Gary Burton, and Pharoah Sanders, with NEA Chairman Jane Chu at the NEA Jazz Masters Awards Dinner.

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A woman in a blue dress shakes hands with a man in a blue suit.

NEA Chairman Jane Chu greets 2016 NEA Jazz Master Pharoah Sanders at the NEA Jazz Masters Awards Dinner.

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Three women and a man stand on a stage smiling. One woman wears a medal and holds a blue and black glass trophy.

NEA Director of Music and Opera Ann Meier Baker, 2016 NEA Jazz Master Wendy Oxenhorn, NEA Chairman Jane Chu, and Charlie Feldman, vice president of Writer-Publisher Relations for BMI, during the awards ceremony at the NEA Jazz Masters Awards Dinner.

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A woman and two men stand on stage with the woman holding  a blue and black glass trophy out to a man in a blue suit.

NEA Chairman Jane Chu, 2016 NEA Jazz Master Pharoah Sanders, and Charlie Feldman, vice president of Writer-Publisher Relations for BMI, during the awards ceremony at the NEA Jazz Masters Awards Dinner.

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Two women and two men stand on stage smiling, one man holding a blue and black glass trophy.

NEA Director of Music and Opera Ann Meier Baker, NEA Chairman Jane Chu, 2016 NEA Jazz Master Gary Burton, and Charlie Feldman, vice president of Writer-Publisher Relations for BMI, during the awards ceremony at the NEA Jazz Masters Awards Dinner.

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A woman and two men stand on stage with the woman holding  a blue and black glass trophy out to a man in a gray suit.

NEA Chairman Jane Chu, 2016 NEA Jazz Master Archie Shepp, and Charlie Feldman, vice president of Writer-Publisher Relations for BMI, during the awards ceremony at the NEA Jazz Masters Awards Dinner.

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A man holds out his arms, greeting the audience, while two women look on.

During the NEA Jazz Masters Awards Dinner, Kenney Center president Deborah Rutter and NEA Chairman Jane Chu recognized Congressman John Conyers for his support of jazz.

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A man stands holding a microphone while several people sit around him at a table.

2006 NEA Jazz Master Chick Corea toasts 2016 NEA Jazz Master Gary Burton during the NEA Jazz Masters Awards Dinner.

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A man speaks from a table while others look on.

2001 NEA Jazz Master Randy Weston toasts 2016 NEA Jazz Master Pharoah Sanders during the NEA Jazz Masters Awards Dinner.

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A man in a hat stands holding out his glass for a toast while others raise their glasses around him.

2012 NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Owens toasts 2016 NEA Jazz Master Archie Shepp during the NEA Jazz Masters Awards Dinner.

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Two men and a women stand smiling for the camera.

2016 NEA Jazz Master Archie Shepp with saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin and Kennedy Center artistic director for jazz, Jason Moran at the NEA Jazz Masters Awards Dinner.

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Two men and a woman stand smiling on a stage.

Charlie Feldman, vice president of Writer-Publisher Relations for BMI, and Deidre Chadwick, BMI foundation president, announce Chris Otts (center) as the 2016 BMI Future Jazz Master Scholarship winner at the NEA Jazz Masters Awards Dinner.

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A woman and a man stand next to each other smiling.

2003 NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Heath with NEA Chairman Jane Chu at the NEA Jazz Masters Awards Dinner.

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Two men shake hands.

Gary Burton greets Archie Shepp at the NEA Jazz Masters Awards Dinner.

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A man greets a woman, holding her hand.

Trombonist Roswell Rudd greets 2016 NEA Jazz Master Wendy Oxenhorn.

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Three men sit on stage with microphones in front of them, with a screen behind them with photos of the 2016 NEA Jazz Masters.

Saxophonist David Murray, 2016 Jazz Master Pharoah Sanders, and moderator Jason Moran at the NPR Listening Party.

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A man with glasses and a blue collared shirt sits in a chair with a microphone in front of him.

2016 NEA Jazz Master Gary Burton at the NPR Listening Party.

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A woman with long blod hair and a man in a hat sit on stage with microphones in front of them.

2016 NEA Jazz Master Wendy Oxenhorn with moderator Jason Moran at the NPR Listening Party.

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Three men sit on stage with microphones in front of them, with a screen behind them with photos of the 2016 NEA Jazz Masters.

Saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa, 2016 NEA Jazz Master Archie Shepp, and moderator Jason Moran at the NPR Listening Party.

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Students play the tenor saxophone and trumpet while four men in chairs look on.

Members of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts ensemble New Washingtonians perform for their director, Davey Yarborough; 2016 NEA Jazz Masters Pharoah Sanders and Gary Burton; and vibraphonist Stefon Harris.

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A man with glasses speaks to two students, while a student holding a bass and a student behind a drum set look on.

2016 NEA Jazz Master Gary Burton gives feedback to Duke Ellington School of the Arts students as part of a master class.

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A man in glasses holding a microphone sits at a piano while another student plays the bass and three others look on.

Stefon Harris gives feedback to Duke Ellington School of the Arts students as part of a master class.

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A group of students and adults stand together on a stage.

Members of the Duke Ellington School of the Arts ensemble New Washingtonians with 2016 NEA Jazz Master Gary Burton, Davey Yarborough, vibraphonist Stefon Harris, and 2016 NEA Jazz Masters Pharoah Sanders.