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NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Owens on Thelonious Monk

April 27, 2012 By Adam Kampe Jimmy Owens, center, and his band perform The Monk Project at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola inside Jazz at Lincoln Center. Image by Frank Stewart I’ll never forget the moment I met Jimmy Owens in the back of Dizzy’s Club a few months ago. The man who often dons a hat […]

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Art Works Podcast: Aaron Diehl

December 22, 2011 By Josephine Reed Aaron Diehl. Photo used courtesy of Mr. Diehl With this week’s podcast, you have the opportunity to meet 26-year-old Aaron Diehl, winner of the 2011 Cole Porter Fellowship in Jazz, the prestigious competition of the American Pianists Association. Diehl is an elegant jazz pianist who also knows how to […]

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Art Works Podcast: Jimmy Owens

December 8, 2011 By Josephine Reed Jimmy Owens. © 2011 Stephanie Myers – All Rights Reserved This week’s podcast is a conversation with 2012 Jazz Master Jimmy Owens. The timing couldn’t be better: tomorrow, we celebrate his birthday and in early January, he releases his new CD called The Monk Project (which features fellow Jazz Master […]

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Art Works Podcast: Jimmy Heath

November 3, 2011 By Josephine Reed Jimmy Heath performing at the annual NEA Jazz Masters awards concert held at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City. Photo by Tom Pich This week’s podcast is a conversation with 2003 Jazz Master Jimmy Heath. Heath is a triple threat: a great saxophonist, a dynamic composer, and […]

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The Wisdom of the Masters

June 24, 2011 Washington, DC Compiled by Victoria Hutter Dave Liebman (foreground) swings at the 2011 Jazz Masters Ceremony and Concert. Photo by Frank Stewart This morning, the NEA’s new class of Lifetime Honors recipients was announced. As we congratulate our new honorees, we thought we’d also take a look back at past NEA Jazz […]

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The Wisdom of the Masters

June 24, 2011 Washington, DC Compiled by Victoria Hutter Dave Liebman (foreground) swings at the 2011 Jazz Masters Ceremony and Concert. Photo by Frank Stewart This morning, the NEA’s new class of Lifetime Honors recipients was announced. As we congratulate our new honorees, we thought we’d also take a look back at past NEA Jazz […]

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