2009 Awards Celebration - Concert

New York, NY

NEA Jazz Masters Awards Ceremony & Concert at the Rose Theater at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center on October 17, 2008 

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NEA Chairman Dana Gioia and Wynton Marsalis, artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center.

NEA Chairman Dana Gioia and Wynton Marsalis, artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center. Photo by Tom Pich.

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2008 NEA Jazz Master Tom McIntosh presents the award to George Benson. Photo by Tom Pich.

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2009 NEA Jazz Master George Benson performs "Stella by Starlight" with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Photo by Tom Pich.

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1995 NEA Jazz Master Roy Haynes presents the award to Jimmy Cobb.

1995 NEA Jazz Master Roy Haynes presents the award to Jimmy Cobb. Photo by Tom Pich.

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2009 NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Cobb performs "Can Your Read My Mind" with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.

2009 NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Cobb performs "Can Your Read My Mind" with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Photo by Tom Pich.

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1988 NEA Jazz Master Billy Taylor presents the award to Toots Thielemans.

1988 NEA Jazz Master Billy Taylor presents the award to Toots Thielemans. Photo by Tom Pich.

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2009 NEA Jazz Master Toots Thielemans performs "What a Wonderful World".

2009 NEA Jazz Master Toots Thielemans performs "What a Wonderful World".  Photo by Tom Pich.

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2007 NEA Jazz Master Phil Woods presents the award to Lee Konitz.  Photo by Tom Pich.

2007 NEA Jazz Master Phil Woods presents the award to Lee Konitz.  Photo by Tom Pich.

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2009 NEA Jazz Master Lee Konitz performs "Body and Soul".

2009 NEA Jazz Master Lee Konitz performs "Body and Soul". Photo by Tom Pich.

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Rudy Van Gelder accepts the 2009 A.B. Spellman NEA Jazz Master Award for Jazz Advocacy.

Rudy Van Gelder accepts the 2009 A.B. Spellman NEA Jazz Master Award for Jazz Advocacy. Photo by Tom Pich.

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1990 NEA Jazz Master Gerald Wilson and 2007 NEA Jazz Master Frank Wess introduce Snooky Young.

1990 NEA Jazz Master Gerald Wilson and 2007 NEA Jazz Master Frank Wess introduce Snooky Young. Photo by Tom Pich.

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2008 NEA Jazz Master Tom McIntosh performs with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.

2008 NEA Jazz Master Tom McIntosh performs with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Photo by Tom Pich.