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Washington, DC -- Today, the National Endowment for the Arts announced the 2014 NEA Jazz Masters, all unique in their approaches to jazz. Whether it's Richard Davis and Keith Jarrett bringing their jazz background into other musical genres such as classical music and rock...
Washington, DC -- National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Acting Chairman Joan Shigekawa announced today that the NEA plans to award $26.3 million in grants to nonprofit national, regional, state, and local organizations nationwide. These grants support exemplary projects in...
It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of 2011 NEA Opera Honoree Robert Ward. American composer, conductor, administrator, educator, and publishing executive, Ward's compositions include eight operas, seven symphonies,...
It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of 2000 NEA Jazz Master Donald Byrd. Along with being an accomplished trumpeter and flugelhornist, Byrd was also a pioneer jazz educator. A Detroit native, Byrd joined Art Blakey's...
It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of 2004 NEA National Heritage Fellow and master tamburitza instrument maker Milan Opacich. Opacich became interested in the tamburitza music of his Eastern European heritage as a teenager...
New York, NY —On the evening of January 14, 2013, the country’s top jazz musicians took to the stage and the screen for a one-night-only concert in celebration of the 2013 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Jazz Master recipients, our nation’s highest honor...
"The National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges with great sadness the passing of Roberto Martinez, Sr., who, together with his son Lorenzo, received a 2003 NEA National Heritage Fellowship. An instrumentalist, singer, composer, teacher, and cultural advocate, Martinez...
Washington, DC -- The National Endowment for the Arts is pleased to announce that application guidelines are now available for Grants for Art Projects at the NEA's website, arts.gov. These guidelines are for projects anticipated to take place in 2014. Grants for Arts...
"It is with great sadness that the National Endowment for the Arts acknowledges the passing of 2012 NEA National Heritage Fellow and master Dobro musician Mike Auldridge . Over the course of his celebrated career, Auldridge innovated the use of the Dobro, influencing the...
As a music form born and bred in the United States, jazz has committed fans throughout the world. On January 14, 2013 at 7:30 p.m., EST, the National Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with Jazz at Lincoln Center, will hold its annual NEA Jazz Masters Awards Ceremony &...

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