2018 NEA Jazz Masters Events

Washington, DC
NEA Jazz Masters Awards Dinner, sponsored by BMI, on April 15, 2018.
NEA Jazz Masters Listening Party at NPR on April 15, 2018.
Master Class with Howard University Students on April 17, 2018.

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Two men and two women sit in chairs in front of a banner with the NEA Jazz Masters logo repeated.

NEA Jazz Masters Todd Barkan, Joanne Brackeen, Dianne Reeves, and Pat Metheny at the 2018 NEA Jazz Masters Awards Dinner, sponsored by BMI. Photo by Shannon Finney

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Two men and two women stand with their arms around one another.

NEA Jazz Master Pat Metheny, NEA Chairman Jane Chu, 2018 NEA Jazz Master Todd Barkan, and his wife, Ilene Glick at the 2018 NEA Jazz Masters Awards Dinner, sponsored by BMI. Photo by Shannon Finney

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Two men and two women sit in chairs with two other men and a woman standing behind them.

BMI Director Jazz & Musical Theater Patrick Cook, NEA Chairman Jane Chu, and BMI VP for Creative and Industry Relations Charlie Feldman. (Front row) 2018 NEA Jazz Masters Todd Barkan, Joanne Brackeen, Dianne Reeves, and Pat Metheny at the 2018 NEA Jazz Masters Awards Dinner, sponsored by BMI. Photo by Shannon Finney

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A man and a woman stand together smiling.

NEA Jazz Master Pat Metheny with Angelique Kidjo (who performed at the 2018 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert) at the 2018 NEA Jazz Masters Awards Dinner. Photo by Shannon Finney

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NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Owens and Terri Lyne Carrington at the 2018 NEA Jazz Masters Awards Dinner, sponsored by BMI. Photo by Shannon Finney  Alt: A man and a woman stand together smiling.

NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Owens and Terri Lyne Carrington at the 2018 NEA Jazz Masters Awards Dinner, sponsored by BMI. Photo by Shannon Finney

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A woman speaks into a microphone with another man standing beside her.

Deborah F. Rutter, president of the Kennedy Center, and Jason Moran, Kennedy Center artistic director for jazz, at the 2018 NEA Jazz Masters Awards Dinner, sponsored by BMI. Photo by Shannon Finney

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A man stands holding a large gold and black trophy. He poses for a photo with two women and a man.

NEA Director of Music & Opera Ann Meier Baker, BMI VP for Creative and Industry Relations Charlie Feldman, 2018 NEA Jazz Master Todd Barkan, and NEA Chairman Jane Chu at the 2018 NEA Jazz Masters Awards Dinner, sponsored by BMI. Photo by Shannon Finney

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A woman stands holding a large gold and black trophy. She poses for a photo with two women and a man.

NEA Director of Music & Opera Ann Meier Baker, 2018 NEA Jazz Master Joanne Brackeen, BMI VP for Creative and Industry Relations Charlie Feldman, and NEA Chairman Jane Chu at the 2018 NEA Jazz Masters Awards Dinner, sponsored by BMI. Photo by Shannon Finney

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A man stands holding a large gold and black trophy. He poses for a photo with two women and a man.

NEA Chairman Jane Chu, NEA Director of Music & Opera Ann Meier Baker, 2018 NEA Jazz Master Pat Metheny, and BMI VP for Creative and Industry Relations Charlie Feldman at the 2018 NEA Jazz Masters Awards Dinner, sponsored by BMI. Photo by Shannon Finney

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A woman stands holding a large gold and black trophy. She poses for a photo with two women and a man.

NEA Chairman Jane Chu, NEA Director of Music & Opera Ann Meier Baker, 2018 NEA Jazz Master Dianne Reeves, and BMI VP for Creative and Industry Relations Charlie Feldman at the 2018 NEA Jazz Masters Awards Dinner, sponsored by BMI. Photo by Shannon Finney

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A woman and man sit in chairs on a small stage with a large screen behind them with photos of the four 2018 NEA Jazz Masters displayed.

Jason Moran interviews 2018 NEA Jazz Master Joanne Brackeen at the NEA Jazz Masters Listening Party, hosted by NPR. Photo by Eric Lee/NPR

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Two men sit in chairs on a small stage and speak to one another.

Jason Moran interviews 2018 NEA Jazz Master Todd Barkan at the NEA Jazz Masters Listening Party, hosted by NPR. Photo by Eric Lee/NPR

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A man sits in a chair on stage speaking into a microphone.

2018 NEA Jazz Master Pat Metheny at the NEA Jazz Masters Listening Party, hosted by NPR. Photo by Eric Lee/NPR

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A woman and man sit in chairs on a small stage and speak to one another.

Terri Lyne Carrington speaks about 2018 NEA Jazz Master Dianne Reeves with Jason Moran at the NEA Jazz Masters Listening Party, hosted by NPR. Photo by Eric Lee/NPR

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Two men and two women sit in chairs in the front row of a theater.

Pat Metheny, Terri Lyne Carrington, Joanne Brackeen, and Todd Barkan at the NEA Jazz Masters Listening Party, hosted by NPR. Photo by Eric Lee/NPR

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A young man stands on a stage holding a microphone listening to a woman who sits on a stool next to him.

Howard University student vocalist Peter Roberts works with 2018 NEA Jazz Master Dianne Reeves at the NEA Jazz Masters Master Class. Photo by NEA staff

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A young woman sits on a stool on a stage singing into a microphone. Another woman stands next to a piano watching her.

Howard University student vocalist Jillian Willis works with 2018 NEA Jazz Master Dianne Reeves at the NEA Jazz Masters Master Class. Photo by NEA staff

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A woman stands in front of a stage singing to a crowd of students. On the stage is a man playing the piano.

2018 NEA Jazz Master Dianne Reeves performs for Howard University students at the NEA Jazz Masters Master Class. Photo by NEA staff