LIVESTREAM: 2014 National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Ceremony and Concert, Featuring Jarrett, Braxton, Davis and Aebersold
This year's NEA Jazz Masters--pianist Keith Jarrett, composer Anthony Braxton, bassist Richard Davis and educator Jamey Aebersold--will be honored at the annual NEA Jazz Masters Awards Ceremony and Concert on Monday, January 13.
JALC artistic director Wynton Marsalis (with the help of journalist Soledad O'Brien) will host the event at Lincoln Center in New York City.
Jazz Masters from previous years have been invited to perform, including Kenny Barron, Jimmy Heath, Dave Liebman and Jimmy Owens. This year's honoree, Jamey Aebersold, will also perform alongside with recent winners of the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition.
"The NEA Jazz Masters award ceremony and concert is an occasion for celebrating American jazz legends on an international stage," noted Wayne S. Brown, NEA director of music and opera.
"We are thrilled to be able to share this moment with a worldwide audience, to enjoy the music and recognize some of the leading artists who have helped to advance this unique American art form."
The Jazz Master award is the nation's highest award in jazz. Jazz Masters are recognized for their lifetime achievements and exceptional contributions to the advancement of the art form.
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