NEA Jazz Masters

NEA Jazz Masters 2010

  • "I am honored to be chosen as an NEA Jazz Master. It is humbling, as well as encouraging, to have...

  • George Avakian

    "To receive a 2010 National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Fellowship Award is a culminating honor that confirms my...

  • "I was elated and surprised. And then I kept thinking, damn, am I really this old?"

    With more than 40...

  • "Jazz is America's unique contribution to the art of the world, and I am proud to have my contributions recognized...

  • "I'm honored to be chosen by the NEA to receive the Jazz Master Fellowship Award and join the illustrious alumni...

  • Yusef Lateef

    "I extend heartfelt thanks to the NEA and all, past and present, who have extended kindness to me."

    A virtuoso...

  • Annie Ross

    "Aside from my American citizenship, which I received in 2001, I can think of no greater honor I could receive...

  • Cedar Walton

    "I'm honored and grateful for being selected for this outstanding award. I consider it an outstanding pleasure, as well as...