2019 NEA Jazz Masters Events

Washington, DC
NEA Jazz Masters Awards Dinner, sponsored by BMI, on April 14, 2019
NEA Jazz Masters Listening Party at NPR on April 14, 2019
Master Class with Howard University Students on April 16, 2019

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Three people stand smiling in front of a backdrop with the NEA Jazz Masters logo repeated.

2019 NEA Jazz Masters Maria Schneider and Abdullah Ibrahim with acting chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts Mary Anne Carter at the 2019 NEA Jazz Masters Awards Dinner, sponsored by BMI. Photo by Shannon Finney

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Seven people stand smiling in front of a backdrop with the NEA Jazz Masters logo repeated.

Nia Crouch (wife of 2019 NEA Jazz Master Stanley Crouch), 2019 NEA Jazz Master Maria Schneider, 2019 NEA Jazz Master Abdullah Ibrahim with Dr. Marina Umari, Aralee and Sally Dorough (daughter and widow of 2019 NEA Jazz Master Bob Dorough, and Acting Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts Mary Anne Carter at the 2019 NEA Jazz Masters Awards Dinner, sponsored by BMI. Photo by Shannon Finney

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Six people stand smiling in front of a backdrop with the NEA Jazz Masters logo repeated. Next to them on an easel is a poster saying “BMI Congratulates the 2019 NEA Jazz Masters” with photos.

BMI Director of Jazz and Musical Theater Patrick Cook, President of BMI Foundation Deirdre Chadwick, 2019 NEA Jazz Master Abdullah Ibrahim, 2019 NEA Jazz Master Maria Schneider, President of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Deborah F. Rutter, and Acting Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts Mary Anne Carter at the 2019 NEA Jazz Masters Awards Dinner, sponsored by BMI. Photo by Shannon Finney

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A woman smiles holding out a small black box with a pin that says “NEA Jazz Masters” on it.

Nia Crouch shows off Stanley Crouch’s NEA Jazz Masters pin at the 2019 NEA Jazz Masters Awards Dinner, sponsored by BMI. Photo by Shannon Finney

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A man and a woman stand holding a gold and purple statue. Behind them is a poster reading “National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters.”

(l-r) 2019 NEA Jazz Masters Abdullah Ibrahim with Acting Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts Mary Anne Carter at the 2019 NEA Jazz Masters Awards Dinner, sponsored by BMI. Photo by Shannon Finney

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Two women stand holding a gold and purple statue. Behind them is a poster reading “National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters.”

(l-r) 2019 NEA Jazz Master Maria Schneider and Acting Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts Mary Anne Carter at the 2019 NEA Jazz Masters Awards Dinner, sponsored by BMI. Photo by Shannon Finney

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Three women stand holding a gold and purple statue. Behind them is a poster reading “National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters.”

Aralee and Sally Dorough (daughter and widow of 2019 NEA Jazz Master Bob Dorough) and Acting Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts Mary Anne Carter at the 2019 NEA Jazz Masters Awards Dinner, sponsored by BMI. Photo by Shannon Finney

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Two women stand holding a gold and purple statue. Behind them is a poster reading “National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters.”

(l-r) Nia Crouch, wife of 2019 NEA Jazz Master Stanley Crouch (who was unable to attend the events due to an illness), and Acting Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts Mary Anne Carter at the 2019 NEA Jazz Masters Awards Dinner, sponsored by BMI. Photo by Shannon Finney

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A young man and a woman stand holding a certificate.

President of BMI Foundation Deirdre Chadwick (right) and August Arnold, recipient of BMI’s Future Jazz Master Scholarship, at the 2019 NEA Jazz Masters Awards Dinner, sponsored by BMI. Photo by Shannon Finney

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A young woman stands in between two men in suits.

Bill Goodwin and Grace Kelly, who both performed at the NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert, with 2018 NEA Jazz Master Todd Barkan at the 2019 NEA Jazz Masters Awards Dinner, sponsored by BMI. Photo by Shannon Finney

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A man and a woman post together wearing NEA Jazz Masters baseball caps.

2018 NEA Jazz Master Todd Barkan with Sally Dorough, widow of 2019 NEA Jazz Master Bob Dorough, at the 2019 NEA Jazz Masters Awards Dinner, sponsored by BMI. Photo by Shannon Finney

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Two women sit in seats on a stage talking into microphones with a screen behind them reading “2019 National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters” with photos of the recipients.

2019 NEA Jazz Master Maria Schneider and NPR’s Lauren Onkey, host of the 2019 NEA Jazz Masters Listening Party at NPR. Photo by NEA staff

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 A man and a woman sit in seats on a stage talking into microphones with a screen behind them reading “2019 National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters” with photos of the recipients.

Christian McBride discusses 2019 NEA Jazz Master Stanley Crouch with NPR’s Lauren Onkey at the 2019 NEA Jazz Masters Listening Party at NPR. Photo by NEA staff

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Two women sit in seats on a stage talking into microphones with a screen behind them reading “2019 National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters” with photos of the recipients.

Aralee Dorough discusses her father, 2019 NEA Jazz Master Bob Dorough, with NPR’s Lauren Onkey at the 2019 NEA Jazz Masters Listening Party at NPR. Photo by NEA staff

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A man and a woman sit in seats on a stage talking into microphones with a screen behind them reading “2019 National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters” with photos of the recipients.

2019 NEA Jazz Master Abdullah Ibrahim and NPR’s Lauren Onkey, host of the 2019 NEA Jazz Masters Listening Party at NPR Photo by NEA staff

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A man sits in front of a stage speaking into a microphone while people in the audience listen.

2019 NEA Jazz Master Abdullah Ibrahim leads a master class at Howard University. Behind him is Cyrus Chestnut, a faculty member of Howard University’s Department of Music. Photo courtesy of Howard University Office of University Communications