2006 Awards Celebration

New York, NY

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The late Ray Barretto accepts his NEA Jazz Masters Award during the award concert. Photo by Tom Pich.

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NEA Jazz Master Chick Corea at the keyboard at the concert's finale.

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The awards concert finale features from left to right Tyler Lindsey, NEA Jazz Masters Jimmy Heath and Paquito D'Rivera, Count Basie Orchestra conductor Dennis Wilson, and NEA Jazz Master Slide Hampton. Photo by Tom Pich.

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1998 NEA Jazz Master Dr. Billy Taylor with 2006 honoree John Levy.

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Two musicians from the evening's concert with 1998 NEA Jazz Master James Moody and 2006 honoree Freddie Hubbard. Photo by Tom Pich.

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NEA Jazz Master Tonny Bennett receiving his plaque from Chairman Gioia. Photo by Tom Pich.