2019 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert

April 15, 2019
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

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A group of people sit in chairs. A woman smiles towards the camera.

2019 NEA Jazz Master Maria Schneider (center). Photo by Shannon Finney

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A group of people sit in chairs. A man smiles looking at the audience.

2019 NEA Jazz Master Abdullah Ibrahim (second from left). Photo by Shannon Finney

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A woman in a black dress speaks from a podium on a stage.

Acting Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts Mary Anne Carter. Photo by Shannon Finney

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A man in a black suit and bow tie speaks from a podium.

Concert host and Kennedy Center Director of Jazz Jason Moran. Photo by Shannon Finney

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A man in a gray suit speaks from a podium.

2019 NEA Jazz Master Abdullah Ibrahim. Photo by Shannon Finney

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On a stage musicians perform on the piano, flute, bass, trumpet, and drums. A large screen reading “National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters” is above them.

(l-r) Jason Moran, Cleve Guyton, Noah Jackson, Terence Blanchard, and Terri Lyne Carrington perform in honor of 2019 NEA Jazz Master Abdullah Ibrahim. Photo by Shannon Finney

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A man plays the trumpet.

Terence Blanchard performs in honor of 2019 NEA Jazz Master Abdullah Ibrahim. Photo by Shannon Finney

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A man in a black suit stands at a podium.

Patrick C. Dorian, distinguished professor emeritus of music at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania, speaks about 2019 NEA Jazz Master Bob Dorough. Photo by Shannon Finney

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A woman in a beaded dress sings into a microphone. Behind her are musicians playing the guitar and bass.

2012 NEA Jazz Master Sheila Jordan, Steve Berger, and Pat O’Leary perform in honor of 2019 NEA Jazz Master Bob Dorough. Photo by Shannon Finney

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On a stage are two men singing into a microphone while behind them are musicians playing the piano, guitar, and bass.

Sullivan Fortner, J D Walter, Kurt Elling, Steve Berger, and Pat O’Leary perform in honor of 2019 NEA Jazz Master Bob Dorough. Photo by Shannon Finney

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A woman plays the saxophone. Behind her is a man playing the drums.

Grace Kelly and Bill Goodwin perform in honor of 2019 NEA Jazz Master Bob. Photo by Shannon Finney

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 A woman in a black dress speakers at a microphone.

2019 NEA Jazz Master Maria Schneider. Photo by Shannon Finney

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A woman in a black dress sings into a microphone. Behind her is a musician playing the bass.

Renée Fleming with bassist Jay Anderson perform in honor of 2019 NEA Jazz Master Maria Schneider. Photo by Shannon Finney

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A man plays the bass beside a man playing the saxophone.

Jay Anderson and Scott Robinson perform in honor of 2019 NEA Jazz Master Maria Schneider. Photo by Shannon Finney

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A man in a black suit speaks at a podium.

Loren Schoenberg¸ senior scholar with the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, speaks about 2019 NEA Jazz Master Stanley Crouch. Photo by Shannon Finney

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A man in a blue suit jacket plays the saxophone while behind him a man plays the bass.

David Murray performs in honor of 2019 NEA Jazz Master Stanley Crouch. Photo by Shannon Finney

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On a stage musicians perform on the piano, saxophone, bass, saxophone, drums, and trumpet. A large screen reading “National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters” is above them.

(l-r) Sullivan Fortner, Charles McPherson, Christian McBride, David Murray, Terri Lyne Carrington, and Terence Blanchard perform in honor of 2019 NEA Jazz Master Stanley Crouch. Photo by Shannon Finney

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Four people stand on the stage smiling and looking at an audience.

Sally Dorough, widow of 2019 NEA Jazz Master Bob Dorough; Nia Crouch, wife of 2019 NEA Jazz Master Stanley Crouch; and 2019 NEA Jazz Masters Abdullah Ibrahim and Maria Schneider on stage during the concert finale. Photo by Shannon Finney