2017 NEA Jazz Masters Events

Washington, DC
NEA Jazz Masters Awards Dinner, sponsored by BMI, on April 2, 2017. Photos by Yassine El Mansouri
NPR Listening Party with the NEA Jazz Masters on April 2, 2017. Photos by Jeremy Todd
Master Class with Howard University Alumni and Students on April 3, 2017. Photos by Jeremy Todd

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Three men and one woman are seated in chairs in a row with a large banner behind them with the NEA logo repeated on it.

2017 NEA Jazz Masters Dave Holland, Dick Hyman, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and Dr. Lonnie Smith (not pictured: Ira Gitler) at the NEA Jazz Masters Awards Dinner.

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Two men and two women are seated in a row of chairs, with a row of three men and two women standing behind them. A large banner is behind them with the NEA logo repeated on it.

Front row (left to right): Mary Jo Gitler, representing 2017 NEA Jazz Master Ira Gitler; 2017 NEA Jazz Masters Dave Holland; Dee Dee Bridgewater; and Dr. Lonnie Smith. Back row (left to right): 2017 NEA Jazz Master Dick Hyman; Fitz Gitler, representing 2017 NEA Jazz Master Ira Gitler; National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu; Kennedy Center Artistic Director for Jazz Jason Moran, and President of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Deborah Rutter at the NEA Jazz Masters Awards Dinner.

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A woman in black glasses and a black and white dress sits holding a black, purple, and gold glass trophy. Another woman in a black dress is behind her and a man in glasses and a purple tie kneels next to her.

NEA Chairman Jane Chu, 2017 NEA Jazz Master Dee Dee Bridgewater, and Charlie Feldman, vice-president of writer-publisher relations for BMI, at the NEA Jazz Masters Awards Dinner.

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A woman and two men stand on stage with an NEA Jazz Master banner behind them. The man in the middle holds a black, purple, and gold glass trophy and wears a medal around his neck.

NEA Chairman Jane Chu; Ira Gitler, representing his father, 2017 NEA Jazz Master Ira Gitler; and Charlie Feldman, vice-president of writer-publisher relations for BMI, at the NEA Jazz Masters Awards Dinner.

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A woman and two men stand on stage with an NEA Jazz Master banner behind them. The man in the middle holds a black, purple, and gold glass trophy and wears a medal around his neck.

NEA Chairman Jane Chu, 2017 NEA Jazz Master Dave Holland, and Charlie Feldman, vice-president of writer-publisher relations for BMI, at the NEA Jazz Masters Awards Dinner.

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A woman and two men stand on stage with an NEA Jazz Master banner behind them. The man in the middle holds a black, purple, and gold glass trophy and wears a medal around his neck.

NEA Chairman Jane Chu, 2017 NEA Jazz Master Dick Hyman, and Charlie Feldman, vice-president of writer-publisher relations for BMI, at the NEA Jazz Masters Awards Dinner.

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A woman and two men stand on stage with an NEA Jazz Master banner behind them. The man in the middle holds a black, purple, and gold glass trophy and wears a medal around his neck.

NEA Chairman Jane Chu, 2017 NEA Jazz Master Dr. Lonnie Smith, and Charlie Feldman, vice-president of writer-publisher relations for BMI, at the NEA Jazz Masters Awards Dinner.

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A man stands speaking from a microphone at a table with others seated around him.

Donald Harrison toasts 2017 NEA Jazz Master Dr. Lonnie Smith at the NEA Jazz Masters Awards Dinner.

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A man stands speaking from a microphone at a table with others seated around him.

2010 NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron toasts 2017 NEA Jazz Master Dave Holland at the NEA Jazz Masters Awards Dinner.

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A woman stands speaking from a microphone at a round table, looking at another woman seated at the table.

China Moses toasts her mother, 2017 NEA Jazz Master Dee Dee Bridgewater, at the NEA Jazz Masters Awards Dinner.

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A man stands speaking from a microphone at a table with others seated around him.

Jazz and film critic Gary Giddins toasts 2017 NEA Jazz Masters Dick Hyman and Ira Gitler at the NEA Jazz Masters Awards Dinner.

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Three men sit on stage talking with microphones in front of them, with a screen behind them with photos of the 2017 NEA Jazz Masters.

Chris Potter, 2017 NEA Jazz Master Dave Holland, and Jason Moran at the NPR Listening Party.

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Three men sit on stage talking with microphones in front of them, with a screen behind them with photos of the 2017 NEA Jazz Masters.

Donald Harrison, 2017 NEA Jazz Master Dr. Lonnie Smith, and Jason Moran at the NPR Listening Party.

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Three men sit on stage talking with microphones in front of them, with a screen behind them with photos of the 2017 NEA Jazz Masters.

A.B. Spellman, Fitz Gitler (representing 2017 NEA Jazz Masters Ira Gitler), and Jason Moran at the NPR Listening Party.

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Two women and a man sit in chairs in front of a stage talking with microphones in front of them and a screen behind them with photos of the 2017 NEA Jazz Masters.

2017 NEA Jazz Master Dee Dee Bridgewater with Dianne Reeves and Jason Moran at the NPR Listening Party.

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Three men sit on stage talking with microphones in front of them.

Bill Charlap, 2017 NEA Jazz Master Dick Hyman, and Jason Moran at the NPR Listening Party.

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Two men sit in the front row of a theater with other people surrounding them. They are looking at a stage and one man is speaking into a microphone.

NEA Jazz Masters Dick Hyman and 2017 NEA Jazz Master Dr. Lonnie Smith give feedback to Howard University alumni and student musicians at the master class.

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A group of nine young men and women stand in a line on a stage singing into microphones.

Members of Howard University’s Afro Blue perform for NEA Jazz Masters Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dick Hyman, and Dr. Lonnie Smith at the master class.

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In a small theater people sit in chairs facing the stage. A woman in the front row speaks to a young woman standing on the stage listening to her.

NEA Jazz Masters Dee Dee Bridgewater, Dick Hyman, and Dr. Lonnie Smith give feedback to Howard University alumni and student musicians at the master class.

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A group photo with a woman and man standing in the front, surrounded by a group of young people on the stage behind them.

NEA Jazz Masters Dee Dee Bridgewater and Dick Hyman with Howard University alumni and student musicians at the master class.