By Culturekiosque Staff
WASHINGTON, DC, 12 JULY 2013 The National Endowment for
the Arts (NEA) announced recently the recipients of the 2014 NEA Jazz
Masters Award - America's highest honor in this distinctly American music.
The four recipients will each receive a $25,000 grant award and be
publicly honoured in an awards ceremony and concert on Monday, 13
January 2014 at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln
Center. A limited number of free tickets will be available for the
For the 2014 NEA Jazz Masters, the panel considered 144 nominations
submitted from the public including the music community. Nominees must
demonstrate a significant contribution to the art form through their
publicly recognized and accessible body of work in the field of jazz..
The four 2014 NEA Jazz Masters are: Richard Davis and Keith
Jarrett for bringing their jazz background into other musical genres such
as classical music and rock and roll, Anthony Braxton for his avant-garde
creations (such as Ghost Trance Music) which defy
categorization through his use of the improvised and rhythmic nature, and
Jamey Aebersold for his development of an interactive jazz education tool
that can be used anywhere.
Composer, Saxophonist, Clarinetist,
Flutist, Pianist, Educator
Born 4 June 1945 in Chicago, Illinois.
Currently resides in Middletown, Connecticut
Born 15 April
1930 in Chicago, Illinois. Currently resides in Madison, Wisconsin
Born 8 May 1945
in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Currently resides in Oxford, New Jersey.
Educator, Saxophonist, Pianist,
Bassist, Banjo player
Born 21 July 1939 in and currently resides
in New Albany, Indiana
Full profiles of the 2014 NEA Jazz Masters are located on the NEAs website.
Each year since 1982, the Arts Endowment has conferred the NEA Jazz
Masters Award to living legends who have made major 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, Ornette Coleman, Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie,
Lionel Hampton, Herbie Hancock, John Levy, Abbey Lincoln, Max Roach, Sonny
Rollins, Cecil Taylor, Sarah Vaughan, Nancy Wilson, and the Marsalis
For more information on NEA Jazz Masters, please visit www.neajazzmasters.org.
Headline Image: Keith Jarrett
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