NEA Jazz Masters

NEA Jazz Masters 2007

  • "When I received the news of the award over the phone, I was stunned for a second, disbelieving my ears....

  • A remarkably fluent trombonist, whose impeccable sense of time and ambitious solos made him a mainstay of the hard-bop scene,...

  • "It takes all of us to continually nurture, cultivate, and sing the praises of this great music called jazz, whenever...

  • "I'm still somewhat overwhelmed at having been shown this great honor, but of course proud and delighted, especially so since...

  • "In my whole career the NEA Jazz Masters Award is the greatest gift I ever received. It is an honor...

  • "I was excited, honored and grateful to be considered for this award."

    A multi-instrumentalist whose inspired solos have kept big...

  • Born in Springfield, Massachusetts, Philip Wells Woods has devoted himself to the alto saxophone since the age of 12. As...