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Washington, DC What happens when you start a career on an instrument, become one of the leading performers on it, and then can't play it any more? If you're NEA Jazz Master David Baker, you move on to something new. When he could no longer play trombone due to an accident to his jaw, Baker took up...
January 28, 2010 Washington, DC Thanks to jazz aficionado and radio producer Molly Murphy, with her encyclopedic knowledge of the art form and easy rapport with jazz musicians, we now have eight extended interviews with the 2010 NEA Jazz Masters on our website. These candid, free-flowing...
January 26, 2010 Washington, DC On Friday, January 15, the weekend of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman had an opportunity to visit Memphis, Tennesee, a momentous site in Civil Rights history, now home to several cultural revitalization initiatives. He was invited by the...
NEA Jazz Master Nat Hentoff. Photo by Tom Pich
ON JANUARY 19, 2009 , Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birthday, Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Rockefeller Foundation presented a concert, Let Freedom Swing: A Celebration of America, at the...
According to the National Endowment for the Arts' 2008 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts, the number of people attending jazz performances is decreasing and its audiences are growing...
Roy Haynes mugs for the camera with Chick Corea and Ron Carter, a veritable jazz super-trio in the making. Billy Taylor greets Jimmy Scott with a hug and a smile...
January 14, 2010 Washington, DC "River City" is the next stop on Rocco Landesman's "Art Works" tour across America. The NEA Chair has arrived in Memphis, Tennessee, at the invitation of Barbara and Pitt Hyde of the Hyde Family Foundations for a full day of activity tomorrow...
January 13, 2010 Washington, DC Wrapping up an extraordinary week of conversations and celebrations of jazz and the NEA Jazz Masters, we have two more essential items for you: Brief video tributes introducing each new Jazz Master were aired last night at the awards celebration and concert...
January 12, 2010 New York, NY Let the celebration begin! The 2010 NEA Jazz Masters Awards ceremony and concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. (EST) in Rose Theater at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City, and feature the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton...
January 9, 2010 New York, NY On Tuesday, January 12th, the new class of NEA Jazz Masters Fellows will be honored at the awards ceremony & concert in the Rose Theater at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. The NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship is the nation's highest award in...

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