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Photo Booth: The 2014 NEA Jazz Masters Awards Concert

Well, it was quite a show! Last night's 2014 NEA Jazz Masters Awards Ceremony and Concert was filled with incredible music, moving tributes, and spectacular collaborations between jazz's rising stars and master musicians. Although the webcast will soon be archived online, we thought we'd share a few photos from the night for you to enjoy in the meantime.

Man playing a saxophone

Jamey Aebersold performing Charlie Parker's "Ornithology." Photo © Michael G. Stewart

Two people singing to each other

Vocalists Anne Rhodes and Vince Vincent perform Anthony Braxton's "Trillium J." Photo © Michael G. Stewart

Man playing trumpet

NEA Jazz Masters Kenny Barron and Jimmy Owens (foreground) perform Frank Wess's "Placitude" in honor of the seven Jazz Masters who passed away this year. Photo © Michael G. Stewart

Man playing bass

Richard Davis playing a bass solo. Photo © Michael G. Stewart

Man playing piano and man playing saxophone

Joe Lovano (with Kris Bowers in background) performs Kenny Dorham's "Blue Bossa." Photo © Michael G. Stewart

Young woman playing saxophone with older man

2013 Thelonious Monk Competition Winner Melissa Aldana and 2003 NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Heath perform Heath's compostion "New Picture." Photo © Michael G. Stewart

Man accepting award

NEA Music Director Wayne S. Brown accepts a tribute for some two decades of public service at the NEA. Brown will soon be joining Michigan Opera Theatre as president and CEO. Photo © Michael G. Stewart

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