[JPL] Awards Ceremony & Concert Honors 2012 NEA Jazz Masters on January 10, 2012 (resend in Plain Text)

Katja von Schuttenbach katja at vonschuttenbach.com
Sat Jan 7 21:10:01 EST 2012


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URL:  http://www.nea.gov/news/news12/Jazz-Masters-advisory.html

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 


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 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 Jack DeJohnette; saxophonist
Von Freeman (will be unable to attend); bassist, composer, and educator
Charlie Haden; vocalist and educator Sheila Jordan; and educator, trumpeter,
flugelhorn player, composer, and arranger 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 list.
Subject to change.)

For more information, visit 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
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
jalc.org/neajazzmasters. A video archive of the concert will also be
available following the event.

The concert also will be broadcast live on WBGO Jazz 88.3FM, SiriusXM
Satellite Radio's Real Jazz Channel XM67, and at 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:
• Video tributes, brief video tributes to recent NEA Jazz Masters' lives and
careers in jazz, 
• Jazz Moments, 222 short audio pieces featuring musical excerpts and short
interviews with NEA Jazz Masters,
• Podcasts with NEA Jazz Masters and other jazz figures about the history
and current state of jazz,
• In-depth interviews with more than 45 NEA Jazz Masters,
• 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,
• 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 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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