2014 NEA Jazz Masters Awards Ceremony & Concert

Jazz at Lincoln Center’s The Allen Room at Frederick P. Rose Hall
New York, NY
January 13, 2014
Photos by Michael G. Stewart

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 Jamey Aebersold, Anthony Braxton, Keith Jarrett, and Richard Davis seated.

2014 NEA Jazz Masters at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Ahmad Ertegun Hall of Fame: Jamey Aebersold, Anthony Braxton, Keith Jarrett, and Richard Davis.

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Prior to the 2014 NEA Jazz Masters Awards Ceremony & Concert all of the Jazz Masters in attendance gathered for a photo shoot at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Ahmad Ertegun Hall of Fame. Back to front and left to right: Concert co-host Soledad O'Brien; Randy Weston; 2014 NEA Jazz Masters Jamey Aebersold, Anthony Braxton, Keith Jarrett, and Richard Davis; NEA Senior Deputy Chairman Joan Shigekawa; NEA Director of Music and Opera Wayne Brown; Eddie Palmieri; Dave Liebman; Muhal Richard Abrams; Jimmy Owens; Dan Morgenstern; Kenny Barron; Candido Camero; Annie Ross; Delfeayo Marsalis; Sheila Jordan; Jimmy Heath; and David Baker.

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Soledad O'Brien and Wynton Marsalis speak from a podium.

The concert's co-hosts: Soledad O'Brien, journalist and CEO of Starfish Media Group, and NEA Jazz Master Wynton Marsalis, managing and artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center.

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Kris Bowers (piano), Yasushi Nakamura (bass), Mark Whitfield, Jr. (drums), Bruce Harris (trumpet), Warren Wolf (vibraphone), and 2011 NEA Jazz Master Dave Liebman (soprano saxophone) perform.

Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition winner Kris Bowers (piano), Yasushi Nakamura (bass), Mark Whitfield, Jr. (drums), Bruce Harris (trumpet), and Warren Wolf (vibraphone) join 2011 NEA Jazz Master Dave Liebman to perform Bolivia," composed by 2010 NEA Jazz Master Cedar Walton.

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Kris Bowers (piano), Yasushi Nakamura (bass), Mark Whitfield, Jr. (drums), Bruce Harris (trumpet), Warren Wolf (vibraphone), and 2011 NEA Jazz Master Dave Liebman (soprano saxophone) perform.

2011 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition winner Kris Bowers (piano), Yasushi Nakamura (bass), Mark Whitfield, Jr. (drums), Bruce Harris (trumpet), and Warren Wolf (vibraphone) joined 2011 NEA Jazz Master Dave Liebman to perform "Bolivia," composed by 2010 NEA Jazz Master Cedar Walton.

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NEA Senior Deputy Chairman Joan Shigekawa speaks at a podium.

NEA Senior Deputy Chairman Joan Shigekawa

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Jamey Aebersold (saxophone) and Chris Pattishall (piano) perform.

2014 NEA Jazz Master Jamey Aebersold, Chris Pattishall, Russell Hall, and Jamison Ross performed "Ornithology," composed by Charlie Parker.

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Ann Hampton Callaway (vocals), Melissa Aldana (saxophone), and Amina Figarova (piano) perform.

Ann Hampton Callaway (vocals), 2013 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition winner Melissa Aldana (saxophone), Amina Figarova (piano), Yasushi Nakamura (bass), and 2012 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition winner Jamison Ross (drums) performed "Wave," composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim.

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2014 NEA Jazz Master Anthony Braxton speaks at a podium.

2014 NEA Jazz Master Anthony Braxton.

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Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet), Mary Halvorson (guitar), Ingrid Laubrock (tenor saxophone), Anne Rhodes (soprano vocals), and Vince Vincent (baritone vocals) perform.

Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet), Mary Halvorson (guitar), Ingrid Laubrock (tenor saxophone), Anne Rhodes (soprano vocals), and Vince Vincent (baritone vocals) performed Anthony Braxton's "Trillium J."

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A.B. Spellman speaks in front of a screen of images of Donald Byrd, Jim Hall, Chico Hamilton, Yusef Lateef, Marian McPartland, Cedar Walton, and Frank Wess.

A.B. Spellman pays tribute to NEA Jazz Masters who passed in 2013: Donald Byrd, Jim Hall, Chico Hamilton, Yusef Lateef, Marian McPartland, Cedar Walton, and Frank Wess.

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NEA Jazz Masters Jimmy Owens (trumpet) and Kenny Barron (piano) perform.

NEA Jazz Masters Jimmy Owens (2012) and Kenny Barron (2010) perform
"Placitude," composed by 2007 NEA Jazz Master Frank Wess.

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Richard Davis performs on the bass.

2014 NEA Jazz Master Richard Davis.

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Joe Lovano (saxophone), and Warren Wolf (vibraphone) perform.

Joe Lovano (saxophone), Warren Wolf (vibraphone), 2011 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition winner Kris Bowers (piano), Yasushi Nakamura (bass), and Mark Whitfield, Jr. (drums) performed "Blue Bossa," composed by Kenny Dorham.

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Keith Jarrett speaks from a podium.

2014 NEA Jazz Master Keith Jarrett.

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Bill Frisell (guitar) and Jason Moran (piano) perform.

Bill Frisell (guitar) and Jason Moran (piano) performed "Memories of Tomorrow," composed by Keith Jarrett.

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Wayne S. Brown speaks from a podium while Soledad O'Brien holds a plaque in his honor.

NEA Director of Music & Opera Wayne S. Brown was recognized for his 16 years of work at the NEA.

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 Jimmy Heath (saxophone), Melissa Aldana (saxophone), and Chris Pattishall (piano) perform.

2003 NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Heath, 2013 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition winner Melissa Aldana (saxophone), Chris Pattishall (piano), Russell Hall (bass), and 2012 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition winner Jamison Ross (drums) performed Heath's "New Picture."

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 Jimmy Heath (tenor saxophone), Melissa Aldana (saxophone), Chris Pattishall (piano), Russell Hall (bass), and Jamison Ross (drums) perform.

2003 NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Heath (tenor saxophone), 2013 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition winner Melissa Aldana (saxophone), Chris Pattishall (piano), Russell Hall (bass), and 2012 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition winner Jamison Ross (drums) perform Heath's "New Picture."