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New York, New York Text and photos by Paulette Beete One of the highlights of the NEA Jazz Masters Ceremony and Concert is always the pre-concert group photo of all the Jazz Masters. Needless to say trying to wrangle a roomful of musicians---many of whom have known each other for years and relish...
New York, New York 2011 NEA Jazz Masters Panel. (l-r) A.B. Spellman, Orrin Keepnews, Hubert Laws, David Liebman, Johnny Mandel, and Ellis Marsalis, Jr. Photos by Ayana Hiso/Frank Stewart, courtesy of Jazz at Lincoln Center Today is Day Two of our 2011 NEA Jazz Masters celebrations here at Jazz at...
Washington, DC Who better to discuss the new class of NEA Jazz Masters than noted jazz historian, archivist, and scholar Dan Morgenstern (an NEA Jazz Master himself)? As director of the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University and Grammy Award-winning annotator of record albums (can we even...
Washington, DC Orrin Keepnews. Photo by Martha Egan "I was presented with an opportunity to present [Thelonius] Monk to the public and, let’s face it, I’m not saying that I knew what we were doing … we were by no means hotshots at publicity or promotion. But I know what I...