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Thank You Abbey Lincoln (1930-2010)

Abbey Lincoln with old friends (and fellow NEA Jazz Masters) Roy Haynes (l) and Wynton Marsalis (r) at the 2008 NEA Jazz Masters Reunion Lunch. Photo courtesy Katja von Schuttenbach

"The gift of music is the magic of the world. It is a discipline that increases understanding. And expresses the spirit of the human being. I thank God and my ancestors for the music." ---Abbey Lincoln, 2003 NEA Jazz Master

Visit Abbey Lincoln's NEA Jazz Masters page to learn more about the master vocalist and composer, and to hear several NEA Jazz Moments featuring Lincoln.

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