January 13, 2014
The Allen Room
Each year since 1982, the National Endowment for the Arts has conferred the NEA Jazz Masters award to living legends in recognition of their outstanding contributions to jazz. With this new class, 132 awards have been given to great figures of jazz in America, including Count Basie, George Benson, Art Blakey, Dave Brubeck, Betty Carter, and more.
Jazz at Lincoln Center's Managing and Artistic Director and 2011 NEA Jazz Master Wynton Marsalis co-hosts this year's event with journalist, CEO of Starfish Media Group, and dedicated jazz fan Soledad O'Brien.
The 2014 class of NEA Jazz Masters are Jamey Aebersold, Anthony Braxton, Richard Davis, and Keith Jarrett.
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