2017 NEA JAZZ MASTERS

Photo Courtesy of National Endowment for the Arts

Today, the National Endowment for the Arts announced the four newest recipients of their lifetime honor, The NEA Jazz Masters Fellowships. The members of the 2019 class are: composer Maria Schneider, jazz historian Stanley Crouch, pianist Abdullah Ibrahim, and the late vocalist Bob Dorough.

Recipients are chosen based on their contributions to jazz. Becoming an NEA Jazz Master is the highest honor to receive in jazz. Congratulations to the class of 2019!

NEA JAZZ MASTERS CEREMONY Re-cap | Apr 4 - 6am

Apr 3, 2017

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced the recipients of the 2017 NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship. Tune in to First Take with Lando & Chavis for a re-cap of ceremony on Tuesday, April 4 - 6 to 9am.

The 2017 honorees include organist Dr. Lonnie Smith, bassist Dave Holland, vocalist Dee Dee Bridgewater, pianist Dick Hyman and jazz critic and historian Ira Gitler.