On a stage, a large group of men dressed in white and black form two lines facing a group of women, also dressed in white and black, who stand in two lines with their backs to the audience.

2014 NEA National Heritage Fellowships Concert at George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium on September 19, 2014. Photos by Michael G. Stewart...

Group of 11 men and women pose , one row seated and one standing, for a group photo in the Library of Congress.

2014 NEA National Heritage Fellowships Awards Ceremony and Banquet at the Library of Congress on September 17, 2014. Photos by Tom Pich

People holding images speaking at an outdoor podium.

Exploring the culture of Los Angeles Skid Row, the Los Angeles Poverty Department creates a space and an opportunity for the residents to tell their own stories in their own voices. Founded in 1985 by performance artist John Malpede, the LAPD creates and nourishes community through art.  Skid Row residents work collaboratively to create, produce, and perform theatrical, multimedia,...

Woman holding saxophone, smiling.

Jazz's growing popularity in Chile may owe something to Melissa Aldana's family, which has produced three generations of saxophone players: Grandfather Kilo led a swinging big band, while father Marco played in various jazz clubs throughout Santiago and was a semi-finalist in the 1991 Thelonius Monk International Jazz Competition. Now the torch has passed to Melissa who won the Monk...

BMI CEO Mike O'Neill,NEA Senior Deputy Chairman Joan Shigekawa, and NEA Director of Music and Opera Wayne S. Brown congratulate the 2014 NEA Jazz Masters Richard Davis, Jamey Aebersold, and Anthony Braxton who are holding plaques.

New York, NY
Sponsored by BMI
January 13, 2014
Photos by Michael G. Stewart

 Jamey Aebersold, Anthony Braxton, Keith Jarrett, and Richard Davis seated.

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s The Allen Room at Frederick P. Rose Hall
New York, NY
January 13, 2014
Photos by Michael G. Stewart...

Journal with lines and words

It’s hard not to feel inspired when flipping through the pages of Esopus magazine. With gorgeous photographs, unconventional layout, and clever packaging (the most recent issue was designed to look like a stack of file folders), the design of the semiannual publication rivals the artwork and archival material it features. And there have...

Colorful oil painting on canvas

     If you happened to notice an Airstream trailer towed by a black pick-up truck while driving last year, you may have spotted artist Milisa Valliere and her husband Roland. An adventurous couple, the two decided to pack up their things and hit the road during the summer of 2012 to promote the artist’s paintings and, perhaps, seek...

Taylor Ho Bynum.

Cornetist Taylor Ho Bynum is one of the freshest and most innovative voices composing and playing music today. As a leader, collaborator, sideman, and composer, Ho Bynum continually pushes the outer boundaries of jazz, and his list of collaborators reads like a list of  "who's who"  in the avant-garde music scene. He has played with...