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!

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Mar 1, 2018
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By now most jazz fans know that the National Endowment for the Arts 2018 Jazz Master are: guitarist Pat Metheny; pianist Joanne Brackeen; club owner/producer Todd Barkan; and Denver’s own Dianne Reeves. The tribute concert for the 2018 Jazz Masters occurs on April 16 from the Kennedy Center Concert Hall  in Washington DC and will be streamed live. Of course you don’t have to wait to hear a NEA Jazz Master because on Friday and Saturday, Dr. Lonnie Smith is in town at Dazzle, 1512 Curtis.