NEA Jazz Masters Awards
January 10, 2012. Posted by Tim Wilkins.
WBGO is proud to present the 2012 Jazz Masters Awards live from Jazz at Lincoln Center, in which the National Endowment for the Arts bestows the nation's highest honor to jazz musicians and advocates for their lifelong contributions to the music.
This year's honorees are vocalist Sheila Jordan, saxophonist Von Freeman, composer/arranger Jimmy Owens, drummer Jack DeJohnette and bassist Charlie Haden.
Since 1982, the NEA has recognized 124 Jazz Masters (or group awards), all of whom were living at the time of their selection. In addition to a one-time grant of $25,000, recipients are also invited to participate in NEA-sponsored live performances and education programs across the country.
Congratulations, 2012 Jazz Masters!
© 2012 WBGO
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