NEA Jazz Masters

Press Releases

Washington, DC -- Tickets for the National Endowment for the Arts 2012 Jazz Masters Award ceremony and concert will be available to the public on Tuesday, November 1, 2011. The award ceremony and concert that each year recognizes the newest members of this elite group of jazz...
“On behalf of the National Endowment for the Arts, it is with great sadness that I acknowledge the passing of 2002 NEA Jazz Master Frank Foster. An extraordinary saxophonist, composer, arranger, bandleader, and educator, Frank Foster’s contributions to jazz are...
At the 173rd meeting of the National Council on the Arts today, NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman will announce the 18 artists who are receiving lifetime honorific awards for their significant contributions to their respective fields of jazz, folk and traditional arts, or opera. The...
Eugene Edward "Snooky" Young was one of the great big band performers, playing trumpet with some of the best-known bandleaders in the country from the 1930s through 1960s, including Jimmie Lunceford, Count Basie, Benny Carter, Gerald Wilson, Lionel Hampton, and Thad...
Washington, DC – Rocco Landesman, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, announced today 15 not-for-profit organizations will receive grants totaling $250,000 to bring outstanding jazz musicians, writers, producers, and scholars to communities across the nation...
Washington, DC – The National Endowment for the Arts and Jazz at Lincoln Center announced today that the NEA Jazz Masters Awards Ceremony & Concert on January 11, 2011, will be video streamed live for those unable to attend in person. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m...

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