[JPL] Awards Ceremony & Concert Honors 2012 NEA Jazz Masters on January 10, 2012 and Celebrates 30th Anniversary of the NEA Jazz Masters Program

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Awards Ceremony & Concert Honors 2012 NEA Jazz Masters on January 10, 2012
and Celebrates 30th Anniversary of the NEA Jazz Masters Program 


Concert will be webcast and radio broadcast live

40+ previously named Jazz Masters to attend concert

January 3, 2012 


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Contact:
Liz Auclair, NEA
202-682-5744 
auclaire at arts.gov

			

National Endowment for the Arts will honor the 2012 NEA Jazz Masters at an
awards ceremony and concert produced by  <http://www.jalc.org> Jazz at
Lincoln Center and featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with
Wynton Marsalis. The 2012 NEA Jazz Masters are drummer, keyboardist, and
composer
<http://www.arts.gov/honors/jazz/jmCMS/master.php?id=2012_01&type=bio> Jack
DeJohnette; saxophonist
<http://www.arts.gov/honors/jazz/jmCMS/master.php?id=2012_02&type=bio> Von
Freeman (will be unable to attend); bassist, composer, and educator
<http://www.arts.gov/honors/jazz/jmCMS/master.php?id=2012_03&type=bio>
Charlie Haden; vocalist and educator
<http://www.arts.gov/honors/jazz/jmCMS/master.php?id=2012_04&type=bio>
Sheila Jordan; and educator, trumpeter, flugelhorn player, composer, and
arranger
<http://www.arts.gov/honors/jazz/jmCMS/master.php?id=2012_05&type=bio> Jimmy
Owens, recipient of the 2012 A.B. Spellman NEA Jazz Masters Award for Jazz
Advocacy. 

To celebrate the program's 30th anniversary, more than 40 previously named
NEA Jazz Masters are expected to attend and many will perform in the
concert. NEA Jazz Masters attending include Toshiko Akiyoshi, Ron Carter,
Jon Hendricks, Ramsey Lewis, and Phil Woods, among others. (See full
<http://www.nea.gov/news/news12/Jazz-Masters-advisory2.html>  list. Subject
to change.)

For more information, visit  <http://www.jalc.org/neajazzmasters>
jalc.org/neajazzmasters.

All events will be held at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln
Center, Broadway at 60th street, 5th floor, New York, NY. See below for
specific locations.




MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2012


3:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Interview opportunities with the 2012 Jazz Masters. 

*Interviews must be scheduled in advance. Contact Liz Auclair at
<mailto:auclaire at arts.gov> auclaire at arts.gov with requests.



TUESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2012


6:15 - 7:00 p.m.

Photo Opportunity with 2012 NEA Jazz Masters plus 40 previously named NEA
Jazz Masters. Open to press only.

Location: The Agnes Varis and Karl Leichtman Studio in the Irene Diamond
Education Center


7:30 - 9:30 p.m.

NEA Jazz Masters Awards Ceremony & Concert, featuring the Jazz at Lincoln
Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis with special NEA Jazz Masters guest
artists.
Location: Rose Theater

Please note: Those unable to attend in person can enjoy the performance via
a live webcast at 7:30 p.m. EST. To access the webcast, go to
<http://www.jalc.org/neajazzmasters> jalc.org/neajazzmasters. A video
archive of the concert will also be available following the event.

The concert also will be broadcast live on  <http://www.wbgo.org/> WBGO Jazz
88.3FM,  <http://www.siriusxm.com/realjazz> SiriusXM Satellite Radio's Real
Jazz Channel XM67, and at  <http://www.npr.org/music/> NPR Music

About NEA Jazz Masters 

Each year since 1982, the Arts Endowment has conferred the NEA Jazz Masters
Award to living legends who have made major contributions to jazz. With this
new class, 124 awards have been given to great figures of jazz in America,
including Count Basie, Dave Brubeck, Sonny Rollins, Nancy Wilson, and the
Marsalis family. 

The NEA has created numerous resources as part of the NEA Jazz Masters
program, including:

*	 <http://www.arts.gov/honors/jazz/2011-video-tributes.html> Video
tributes, brief video tributes to recent NEA Jazz Masters' lives and careers
in jazz, 
*	 <http://www.arts.gov/honors/jazz/jmCMS/JMmmts.php> Jazz Moments,
222 short audio pieces featuring musical excerpts and short interviews with
NEA Jazz Masters,
*	 <http://www.arts.gov/podweb/podCMS/podlist.php> Podcasts with NEA
Jazz Masters and other jazz figures about the history and current state of
jazz,
*	 <http://www.arts.gov/honors/jazz/jmCMS/interviews.html> In-depth
interviews with more than 45 NEA Jazz Masters,
*	 <http://www.neajazzintheschools.org/home.php> NEA Jazz in the
Schools, a free, five unit, online curriculum created in partnership with
Jazz at Lincoln Center that explores jazz as an indigenous American art form
and a means to understand American history,
*	 <http://www.arts.gov/national/jazz/jml6.html> NEA Jazz Masters Live
grants to support performance and educational activities featuring NEA Jazz
Masters, administered by Art Midwest.

In addition, the NEA supports the
<http://www.smithsonianjazz.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id
=22:oral-histories&catid=2:resources&Itemid=28> Smithsonian Jazz Oral
History Program, an effort to document the lives and careers of NEA Jazz
Masters. By the end of January 2012, 58 oral histories with NEA Jazz Masters
will be available on this website, with a total of 80 by September. In
addition to full transcripts of the interviews, which average six hours in
length, the website also includes audio highlights. The interviews cover a
wide range of topics including early years, initial involvement in music and
jazz, as well as personal experiences in the jazz music world. 

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