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National Endowment For The Arts Honors 2019 NEA Jazz Masters In April

Jazzed Magazine • News • April 2, 2019

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The National Endowment for the Arts will honor the 2019 NEA Jazz Masters at a series of free events this April, held in collaboration with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC.

These events—a concert with performances by stars of the jazz and music world, a listening party with in-depth conversations about the honorees’ lives and music, and a student master class with one of the 2019 Jazz Masters—will give the public opportunities to learn about and celebrate these distinguished artists and advocate.

The 2019 NEA Jazz Masters are Stanley Crouch, jazz historian, author, critic, and co-founder of Jazz at Lincoln Center; Bob Dorough, vocalist, composer, arranger, and pianist; Abdullah Ibrahim, pianist, and composer; and Maria Schneider, composer, arranger, and bandleader.

This evening of performances will pay tribute to the NEA Jazz Masters’ careers, with performances by Jay Anderson, Steve Berger, Terence Blanchard, Terri Lyne Carrington, Kurt Elling, 2012 NEA Jazz Master Sheila Jordan, Bill Goodwin, Cleave Guyton, Grace Kelly, Frank Kimbrough, Noah Jackson, Christian McBride, Charles McPherson, Jason Moran, David Murray, Pat O’Leary, and Scott Robinson.

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