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Art Works Podcast: Sheila Jordan

March 29, 2012 By Josephine Reed Sheila Jordan. Photo by Jimmy Bruch This week’s podcast is the perfect bridge between Women’s History Month and Jazz Appreciation Month: it’s a conversation with legendary singer and 2012 NEA Jazz Master Sheila Jordan. Jordan grew up with her grandparents in Pennsylvania’s coal-mining country. In high school, after she […]

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Art Works Podcast: Liz Carroll

March 15, 2012 By Josephine Reed Liz Carroll. Photo by Knuff Photography As we celebrate our 100th podcast—and St. Patrick’s Day!—today’s podcast features National Heritage Fellow Liz Carroll, who has long been recognized as one of the great Irish fiddle players. Born and raised in Chicago, Carroll participated in informal Irish musical gatherings, called sessions, […]

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Postcard from the National Medal of Arts Ceremony

February 15, 2012 by Rocco Landesman Thanks to some camera work by my wife Debby, I was able to get a photo with Mel Tillis, one of my musical heroes! Photo by Debby Landesman Earlier this week we honored the eight recipients of the 2011 National Medal of the Arts (and the nine National Humanities […]

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Out of the mouths of medalists….

February 13, 2012 2009 National Medal of Arts recipient and singer/dancer/actor Rita Moreno receives her medal from President Barack Obama at an East Room ceremony at the White House on February 25, 2010. Photo by Richard Frasier. This afternoon President Obama will award the 2011 National Medal of Arts to seven individuals and one organization […]

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Postcard from 2012 NEA Jazz Masters Celebration

January 17, 2012 by Rocco Landesman 2012 NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Owens performs at the January 10 concert celebration. Photo by Michael G. Stewart Last week we celebrated the 2012 NEA Jazz Masters, and as I was saying to [NEA Music Director] Wayne Brown, I thought this was our best Jazz Masters yet. We began […]

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Art Works Podcast: Jack DeJohnette, Part Two

January 12, 2012 By Josephine Reed Portrait of Jack DeJohnette by Michael G. Stewart This week’s podcast is the second half of our conversation with legendary drummer and 2012 NEA Jazz Master Jack DeJohnette. DeJohnette’s wide-ranging style makes him a dynamic sideman and bandleader, and he has played with virtually every major jazz figure from […]

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Photo Booth: 30th Anniversary of NEA Jazz Masters

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January 11, 2012 Last night, we celebrated the 2012 NEA Jazz Masters and 30 years of the NEA Jazz Masters program! The ceremony and concert were held at the Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. It was an incredible evening, and we hope you caught it either in person or via […]

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Press “Play” for Jazz

January 10, 2012 NEA Jazz Masters Hank Jones, Barry Harris, and Billy Taylor at the inaugural NEA Jazz Masters Concert and Ceremony. Photo by Tom Pich Before the winter holidays, we asked some jazz fans we know to give us their picks for favorite songs and albums. We heard from Joanne Stevens (director of Jazz […]

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From the Archives: NEA Jazz Master Nat Hentoff on Jazz in the U.S.

January 9, 2012 Tomorrow night we will celebrate our 2012 class of NEA Jazz Masters and 30 years of the NEA Jazz Masters Lifetime Honors. Seems fitting to dip into the archives for this essay from critic, journalist, and producer Nat Hentoff, who received the inaugural A.B. Spellman NEA Jazz Masters Award for Jazz Advocacy […]

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Art Works Podcast: Jack DeJohnette

January 5, 2012 By Josephine Reed Jack DeJohnette on the drums. Photo by Ernest Gregory This week’s podcast is the first of a two-part interview with legendary drummer and 2012 NEA Jazz Master Jack DeJohnette. The Chicago-born, New York-based musician has played with virtually every major jazz figure from the 1960s on, including NEA Jazz […]

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