2009 NEA Jazz Masters Announced
June 3, 2008. Posted by Joshua Jackson.
The National Endowment for the Arts today announced the recipients of the 2009 NEA Jazz Masters Award-the nation's highest honor in this distinctly American music. The six recipients will each receive a $25,000 grant award, and will be publicly honored in an awards ceremony and concert on Friday, October 17, 2008.
The six 2009 NEA Jazz Masters are:
George Benson (vocalist/guitar)
Jimmy Cobb (drums)
Lee Konitz (saxophone)
Toots Thielemans (harmonica and guitar)
Snooky Young (trumpet)
Rudy Van Gelder (rec. engineer)
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