Program Solicitation: 2023 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert and Related Events
Proposal Receipt Deadline: January 13, 2022
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is seeking an organization (Cooperator) to produce and coordinate a free, public Tribute Concert (the “Concert”) and related events honoring the 2023 NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship honorees. The NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship is the highest honor that our nation bestows upon a jazz musician or jazz advocate. Since 1982, the NEA has awarded 165 fellowships to great figures in jazz. In 2023, we anticipate honoring four individuals (generally three jazz musicians and one jazz advocate).
The Concert will take place in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, to draw a robust in-person audience, in addition to virtual audiences from around the globe. The Concert must take place in April 2023 to coincide with Jazz Appreciation Month. Project activities may also occur in conjunction with other related events undertaken separately by the Cooperator during April 2023, such as an established jazz festival.