NEA Jazz Masters

The NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship is the highest honor that our nation bestows on jazz artists. Each year since 1982, the program has elevated to its ranks a select number of living legends who have made exceptional contributions to the advancement of jazz.

Watch the archive of the 2015 Award Ceremony & Concert >>

Make a Nomination

Publications

Profiles the 2015 class of NEA Jazz Masters: Carla Bley, George Coleman, Charles Lloyd, and Joe Segal with brief biographies and selected discographies. April 2015. 16 pp.
The 2015 Guide provides details on the programs and activities that the NEA supports, as well as funding deadlines for our various grants. Included is information on Grants for Arts...