NEA Jazz Masters

NEA Jazz Masters 2012

  • "I am truly grateful to be part of an art form that communicates with others on such a highly creative...

  • "I consider the music I play/create as "hard core modern jazz." However, jazz is an exact science. The more you...

  • "This award means that I have been recognized by my peers as having contributed, in a meaningful way, to this...

  • Sheila Jordan

    "What a great thrill it is for me to be receiving this highest honor for the music I've loved most...

  • Jimmy Owens

    "Jazz is, and has always been, the central purpose and passion of my life for over fifty years. I am...