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Photo Booth: 30th Anniversary of NEA Jazz Masters

Last night, we celebrated the 2012 NEA Jazz Masters and 30 years of the NEA Jazz Masters program! The ceremony and concert were held at the Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. It was an incredible evening, and we hope you caught it either in person or via live webcast. If not, not to worry: we have the webcast right here for you to enjoy. Meanwhile, below are a few of our favorite photos from the night.

2012 NEA Jazz Masters Jack DeJohnette, Sheila Jordan, and Jimmy Owens at the 2012 NEA Jazz Masters awards ceremony and concert. Not pictured: Von Freeman and Charlie Haden. Photo by Michael G. Stewart
2007 NEA Jazz Master Phil Woods and up-and-coming saxophonist Grace Kelly perform “Things to Come” by Dizzy Gillespie, a member of the 1982 inaugural class of NEA Jazz Masters, with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Photo by Michael G. Stewart
NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman at the 2012 NEA Jazz Masters awards ceremony and concert. Photo by Michael G. Stewart
2011 NEA Jazz Master Hubert Laws and 1998 NEA Jazz Master Ron Carter perform Laws’ “Memory of Minnie” and Carter’s “Little Waltz." Photo by Michael G. Stewart
Up-and-coming musician Ambrose Akinmusire and 2011 NEA Jazz Master David Liebman perform 1995 NEA Jazz Master Horace Silver’s “Senor Blues," arranged by Carlos Henriquez, with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and guest artists Toshiko Akiyoshi and Candido Camero (2007 and 2008 NEA Jazz Masters, respectively). Photo by Michael G. Stewart
2010 NEA Jazz Masters Bobby Hutcherson and Kenny Barron perform 1999 NEA Jazz Master Dave Brubeck’s “In Your Own Sweet Way." Photo by Michael G. Stewart

1996 NEA Jazz Master Benny Golson and 2007 NEA Jazz Master Frank Wess  perform Wess's “Magic" with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and up-and-coming pianist Kris Bowers. The performance was in tribute to 2007 NEA Jazz Master Frank Foster and 1983 NEA Jazz Master Count Basie. Photo by Michael G. Stewart
2012 NEA Jazz Master Jack DeJohnette, 1998 NEA Jazz Master Ron Carter, and 2012 NEA Jazz Masters Sheila Jordan and Jimmy Owens perform 1984 NEA Jazz Master Ornette Coleman’s “When Will the Blues Leave." Photo by Michael G. Stewart

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