2016 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert

Washington, DC
April 4, 2016
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Photos by Shannon Finney

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A woman in a white suit and a man in a black suit and hat stand behind a podium.

NEA Chairman Jane Chu and Jason Moran, host of the evening's concert and Kennedy Center Artistic Director for Jazz, welcome the audience to the 2016 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert.

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Musicians stand on stage below a large screen with the NEA Jazz Masters logo.

Musicians prepare to perform in honor of Archie Shepp. (l-r) Jason Moran (piano), David Murray (tenor saxophone), Rudresh Mahanthappa (alto saxophone), Linda Oh (bass), Ambrose Akinmusire (trumpet), Roswell Rudd (trombone), Karriem Riggins (drummer), and Pedrito Martinez (percussion).

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(l-r) Jason Moran (piano), David Murray (tenor saxophone), Rudresh Mahanthappa (alto saxophone), Linda Oh (bass), Ambrose Akinmusire (trumpet) perform in honor of Archie Shepp.

(l-r) Jason Moran (piano), David Murray (tenor saxophone), Rudresh Mahanthappa (alto saxophone), Linda Oh (bass), Ambrose Akinmusire (trumpet) perform in honor of Archie Shepp.

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2016 NEA Jazz Master Archie Shepp.

2016 NEA Jazz Master Archie Shepp.

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A man in a suit plays the piano while another man in a suit plays the vibraphone.

2006 NEA Jazz Master Chick Corea performs with Stefon Harris in honor of Gary Burton.

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A man in a suit speaks from a podium.

2016 NEA Jazz Master Gary Burton.

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A man in a blue shirt and hat plays the piano while another man plays the saxophone.

2001 NEA Jazz Master Randy Weston performs with Billy Harper in honor of Pharoah Sanders.

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A man in a blue suit and hat holds his hands up in greeting to the audience.

2016 NEA Jazz Master Pharoah Sanders.

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A man in a black suit plays the piano with a black dog sitting at his feet.

Pianist Justin Kauflin performs in honor of Wendy Oxenhorn.

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A woman plays the bass while a man looks on.

Bassist Linda Oh performs in honor of Wendy Oxenhorn.

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(l-r) Linda Oh (bass), 2003 NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Heath (tenor saxophone), Lakecia Benjamin (alto saxophone), and Karriem Riggins (drums) perform in honor of Wendy Oxenhorn.

(l-r) Linda Oh (bass), 2003 NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Heath (tenor saxophone), Lakecia Benjamin (alto saxophone), and Karriem Riggins (drums) perform in honor of Wendy Oxenhorn.

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Three men and a women clap and smile next to a woman singing and a man playing the saxophone.

2016 NEA Jazz Masters Gary Burton, Wendy Oxenhorn, Pharoah Sanders, and Archie Shepp celebrate during the finale of the concert, alongside vocalist Catherine Russell and 2003 NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Heath.