Wednesday, April 15, 2015

NEA JAZZ MASTERS AWARDS CEREMONY AND CONCERT WILL TAKE PLACE ON APRIL 20th, 2015, ROSE THEATER, JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER, NYC. THE 2015 RECIPIENTS ARE CARLA BLEY, GEORGE COLEMAN, CHARLES LLOYD AND JOE SEGAL.

Jazz lovers around the world will be able to enjoy the NEA Jazz Masters Awards Ceremony and Concert live on SIRIUSXM Radio and webcast live on arts.gov and jazz.org/neajazzmasters.


Awards Ceremony & Concert on April 20, 2015 Honors 2015 NEA Jazz Masters


WHO:   National Endowment for the Arts honors the 2015 NEA Jazz Masters at an awards ceremony and concert produced byJazz at Lincoln Center and hosted by Christian McBride

The 2015 NEA Jazz Masters are:
  • Carla Bley(Willow, New York)—keyboardist, composer, arranger, bandleader
  • George Coleman(New York, New York)—saxophonist, composer, educator
  • Charles Lloyd (Santa Barbara, California)—saxophonist, flutist, composer
  • Joe Segal* (Chicago, Illinois)—jazz presenter and club owner
* Joe Segal is the recipient of the 2015 A.B. Spellman NEA Jazz Masters Award for Jazz Advocacy, which is bestowed upon an individual who has contributed significantly to the appreciation, knowledge, and advancement of the art form of jazz.
The program will feature performances by 2015 NEA Jazz Masters Carla BleyGeorge Coleman,and Charles Lloyd, and past NEA Jazz Masters Jimmy Cobb (drums) and Jimmy Heath (saxophone). NEA Jazz Masters Kenny Barron, Lou Donaldson Jimmy Heath and  Eddie Palmieri will introduce the 2015 NEA Jazz Masters.

Other NEA Jazz Masters in attendance include Muhal Richard AbramsDavid BakerCandido CameroBarry HarrisRoy HaynesDan MorgensternJimmy OwensAnnie Ross, and Randy Weston. (List is subject to change.)
Throughout the course of the evening, the following artists will perform to pay tribute to the 2015 Jazz Masters:  Helen Sung (piano, music director), C├ęcile McLorin Salvant (vocals), Ingrid Jensen (trumpet), Irvin Mayfield (trumpet), Ira Sullivan (trumpet), Eric Alexander (saxophone), Rudresh Mahanthappa (saxophone), Tony Malaby (saxophone), Sokratis Sinopoulos (lyra), Miklos  Lukacs (cymbalom), Gerald Clayton (piano), Harold Mabern (piano), Stu Katz (piano), Ray Drummond (drums), Hans Glawischnig (bass), Joe Sanders (bass), Steve Swallow (bass),  John Webber (bass), Billy Drummond (drums), Joe Farnsworth(drums), Eric Harland (drums), and Rudy Royston (drums).

For more information, visit arts.gov/honors/jazz or jazz.org/neajazzmasters.

WHAT/WHEN/WHERE:
The event will be held at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, Broadway at 60th street, 5th floor, New York, NY. 

MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2015
7:30pm – 9pm   NEA Jazz Masters Awards Ceremony & Concert
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 arts.gov or jazz.org/neajazzmasters. A video archive of the concert will also be available following the event. In addition,WBGONPRMusicBMI, and Smithsonian Jazz will also stream the live webcast. Sirius XM Channel 67, Real Jazz will audio stream the event.

About NEA Jazz Masters

History: Each year since 1982, the Arts Endowment has conferred the NEA Jazz Masters award to living legends in recognition of their lifetime achievements and exceptional contributions to the advancement of jazz. With this new class, the NEA has honored 136 great figures in jazz including Art Blakey, Dave Brubeck, Ornette Coleman, Chick Corea, Miles Davis, Paquito D'Rivera, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Lionel Hampton, Herbie Hancock, Keith Jarrett, Sheila Jordan, Abbey Lincoln, Eddie Palmieri, Max Roach, Sonny Rollins, Cecil Taylor, Nancy Wilson, and the Marsalis Family. More info about the NEA Jazz Masters is available here [link to fact sheet].

Nominations: NEA Jazz Master Fellowships are awarded to living individuals on the basis of nominations from the public including the jazz community. The NEA encourages nominations of a broad range of men and women who have been significant to the field of jazz, through vocal and instrumental performance, creative leadership, and education. Visit arts.gov/honors/jazz to make a nomination.

Content: The NEA's website also features free content to learn more about the NEA Jazz Masters, including bios, video interviews, podcasts, video from past concerts, and Jazz Moments—1-2 minute audio clips consisting of musical excerpts and short interviews with NEA Jazz Masters and other artists about the Masters’ music and influence on the field. The podcasts and Jazz Moments are available for radio stations to use via iTunesU and PRX.
In addition, the NEA supports the Smithsonian Jazz Oral History Program, an effort to document the lives and careers of NEA Jazz Masters. The website features comprehensive interviews along with audio clips with interview excerpts. This program includes oral histories of more than 90 NEA Jazz Masters, including the 2015 NEA Jazz Masters.

1 comment:

  1. I am a great fan of Jazz, and I attended this event too. I enjoyed there a lot. My best friend missed this live concert as she went to attend events in New York. But anyways hopefully we will attend such great concert together.

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