[JPL] NEA Announces Live Webcast of 2011 NEA Jazz Masters Awards Ceremony & Concert

Ed Trefzger ed.trefzger at jazzweek.com
Tue Jan 4 14:37:51 EST 2011


http://www.arts.gov/news/news11/2011-NEA-Jazz-Masters-broadcast.html

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 4, 2011

Contact: Liz Stark, 202-682-5744, starke at arts.gov

National Endowment for the Arts Announces Live Webcast of 2011 NEA  
Jazz Masters Awards Ceremony & Concert on January 11, 2011
Panel Discussion with 2011 NEA Jazz Masters Moved to 1:00 p.m. on  
January 10, 2011

Washington, DC – The National Endowment for the Arts and Jazz at  
Lincoln Center announced today that the NEA Jazz Masters Awards  
Ceremony & Concert on January 11, 2011, will be video streamed live  
for those unable to attend in person. The concert will begin at 7:30  
p.m. EST and can be accessed through arts.gov.

In addition, a live audio broadcast will be carried through three  
outlets: Sirius XM Satellite Radio’s Real Jazz Channel 70, WBGO radio  
on 88.3FM or wbgo.org, and at NPR Music (npr.org/music).

The NEA Jazz Masters Awards Ceremony & Concert honors the recipients  
of the 2011 NEA Jazz Masters Award—the nation’s highest honor in this  
distinctly American music. The 2011 NEA Jazz Masters are Hubert Laws,  
David Liebman, Johnny Mandel, and the Marsalis Family—Ellis Marsalis,  
Jr., Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Delfeayo Marsalis, and Jason  
Marsalis. In addition, the 2011 A.B. Spellman NEA Jazz Masters Award  
for Jazz Advocacy is awarded to Orrin Keepnews.

The Awards Ceremony & Concert will feature the Jazz at Lincoln Center  
Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis in a program dedicated to the honorees’  
works; honorees Mr. Liebman, Mr. Laws, and the Marsalis Family will  
perform. The evening also will feature a special performance by  
Roberta Gambarini and others in honor of the Jazz Masters who have  
passed away in the last year: Hank Jones, Abbey Lincoln, James Moody,  
and Dr. Billy Taylor.

The concert is sold out but stand-by tickets will be distributed on  
January 11, with the line beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Jazz at  
Lincoln Center Box Office, Broadway at 60th Street, ground floor.  
Those who do not receive a ticket are invited to watch the concert via  
simulcast at Frederick P. Rose Hall.

Please see below for a full list of the 2011 NEA Jazz Masters events  
open to the press:

MONDAY, JANUARY 10, 2011

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.* Panel discussion with 2011 NEA Jazz Masters led by  
A.B. Spellman— This event is free to the public on a first come, first  
served basis. Doors open at 12:45 pm.

Location: The Agnes Varis and Karl Leichtman Studio in the Irene  
Diamond Education Center, Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at  
Lincoln Center, Broadway at 60th Street.
Please note: This event will also be webcast and can be accessed  
through arts.gov.

* NOTE THE NEW TIME FOR THIS EVENT

TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2011

6:30 – 7:00 p.m.   Photo Opportunity with 2011 NEA Jazz Masters plus  
more than 30 previously-recognized NEA Jazz Masters. (See attached  
list.) Open to press only.

Location: The Agnes Varis and Karl Leichtman Studio in the Irene  
Diamond Education Center, Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at  
Lincoln Center, Broadway at 60th Street.

7:30 – 9:30 p.m.  NEA Jazz Masters Awards Ceremony & Concert.

Location: Rose Theater, Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at  
Lincoln Center, Broadway at 60th Street.


Please note: This event will also be webcast and can be accessed  
through arts.gov.

For interviews with the 2011 NEA Jazz Masters or to attend any of the  
events listed above, please contact Liz Stark at 202-682-5744 or starke at arts.gov 
.

The National Endowment for the Arts was established by Congress in  
1965 as an independent agency of the federal government. To date, the  
NEA has awarded more than $4 billion to support artistic excellence,  
creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and  
communities. The NEA extends its work through partnerships with state  
arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the  
philanthropic sector. To join the discussion on how art works, visit  
the NEA at arts.gov.

About NEA Jazz Masters: NEA Jazz Masters are selected from nominations  
submitted by the public and receive a one-time fellowship award of  
$25,000, are honored at a public awards ceremony, and may participate  
in NEA-sponsored promotional, performance, and educational activities.  
Only living musicians or jazz advocates may be nominated for the NEA  
Jazz Masters honor.

The National Endowment for the Arts has supported jazz artists and  
organizations since 1969, providing millions of dollars in grants and  
awards. In 2004, the NEA significantly expanded its NEA Jazz Masters  
program and in 2005 created the NEA Jazz Masters Initiative, a  
comprehensive program of jazz support that includes the NEA Jazz  
Masters Award; NEA Jazz Masters Live, a series of performance and  
educational engagements in selected communities, featuring NEA Jazz  
Masters; radio programming featuring NEA Jazz Masters; educational  
resources through the NEA Jazz in the Schools program produced by the  
Arts Endowment in partnership with Jazz at Lincoln Center; and  
publications and reports. For more information on NEA Jazz Masters,  
the public is invited to visit the website, at neajazzmasters.org.

Jazz at Lincoln Center is dedicated to inspiring and growing audiences  
for jazz. With the world-renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and  
a comprehensive array of guest artists, Jazz at Lincoln Center  
advances a unique vision for the continued development of the art of  
jazz by producing a year-round schedule of performance, education, and  
broadcast events for audiences of all ages. These productions include  
concerts, national and international tours, residencies, hall of fame  
inductions, weekly national radio and television programs, recordings,  
publications, an annual high school jazz band competition and  
festival, a band director academy, jazz appreciation curriculum for  
students, music publishing, children’s concerts, lectures, adult  
education courses, student and educator workshops, and interactive  
websites. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis,  
Chairman Lisa Schiff, and Executive Director Adrian Ellis, Jazz at  
Lincoln Center produces thousands of events each season in its home in  
New York City, Frederick P. Rose Hall, and around the world. For more  
information visit jalc.org.

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Contact:          Liz Stark, 202-682-5744, starke at arts.gov


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