2017 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert

April 3, 2017
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Photos by Shannon Finney

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The Jazz Masters stand together on stage, with one woman in a wheel chair

The 2017 NEA Jazz Masters (left to right): Representing Ira Gitler, Fitz Gitler; Dick Hyman; Dave Holland; Dr. Lonnie Smith; and Dee Dee Bridgewater.

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A woman performs on a saxophone with other female musicians from the big band seated behind her and a trombone player standing next to her.

Members of Sherrie Maricle and the Diva Jazz Orchestra perform.

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A man wearing a hat and bowtie speaks from a podium.

Jason Moran, host of the concert and Kennedy Center Artistic Director for Jazz Jason Moran.

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a woman in a black suit speaks from a podium.

NEA Chairman Jane Chu.

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a man speaks from a podium.

Jazz and film critic Gary Giddins speaks about 2017 NEA Jazz Master Ira Gitler.

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A man plays piano while another man wearing sunglasses stands in front of the piano playing the saxophone.

2009 NEA Jazz Master Lee Konitz (right) and pianist Dan Tepfer perform in honor of Ira Gitler.

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A man speaks at a podium.

Fitz Gitler speaks on behalf of his father, 2017 NEA Jazz Master Ira Gitler.

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A man speaks at a podium.

Bill Charlap speaks about 2017 NEA Jazz Master Dick Hyman.

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Two men perform at pianos facing one another.

Bill Charlap (left) and Aaron Diehl perform in honor of Dick Hyman.

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A man speaks at a podium.

2017 NEA Jazz Master Dick Hyman.

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A man speaks at a podium.

2010 NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron speaks about 2017 NEA Jazz Master Dave Holland.

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Five musicians performing on stage.

James Genus (bass), Steve Nelson (vibraphonist), Robin Eubanks (trombonist), Chris Potter (saxophonist), and Nate Smith (drummer) perform in honor of 2017 NEA Jazz Master Dave Holland.

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A man speaks at a podium.

2017 NEA Jazz Master Dave Holland.

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A young man wearing sunglasses performs at an organ with a drummer and guitar player next to him.

Matthew Whitaker (Hammond B-3), Nate Smith (drummer), and Mike Moreno (guitarist) perform in honor of Dr. Lonnie Smith.

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A man in a hat stands performing at an organ with a bass player beside him.

Booker T. Jones (Hammond B-3) and James Genus (bass) perform in honor of Dr. Lonnie Smith.

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A man wearing a yellow turban stands at a podium.

2017 NEA Jazz Master Dr. Lonnie Smith.

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A woman speaks at a podium.

Drummer and composer Terri Lyne Carrington speaks about 2017 NEA Jazz Master Dee Dee Bridgewater.

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A woman wearing an orange dress sings into a microphone with a bass player standing behind her.

Dianne Reeves and James Genus (bass) perform in honor of Dee Dee Bridgewater.

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A woman in a long black dress sings at a microphone with a big band of female musicians behind her.

China Moses and members of Sherrie Maricle and the Diva Jazz Orchestra perform in honor of Dee Dee Bridgewater.

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A woman in black glasses speaks at a podium.

2017 NEA Jazz Master Dee Dee Bridgewater.

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A woman in an orange dress sings with a man wearing a flowered shirt performing on the clarinet next to her.

Dianne Reeves and 2005 NEA Jazz Master Paquito D’Rivera.