All About Jazz, home to largest database of jazz musicians on the internet, now recognizes the NEA Jazz Masters on a dedicated page
as well as on the recipient's musician page (example
145 musicians have been honored since 1982 and they are all identified and accessible from the All About Jazz musician section
by clicking NEA Jazz Masters" in the View by" dropdown box.
The 2018 NEA Jazz Masters are:
About the NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship
Since 1982, the National Endowment for the Arts has awarded 149 fellowships to great figures in jazz, including Ella Fitzgerald
, Sonny Rollins
, and Chick Corea
. The full list of NEA Jazz Masters and materials about them—including videos, podcasts, NEA Jazz Moments, and more—are available at arts.gov
. NEA Jazz Master Fellowships are bestowed on living individuals on the basis of nominations from the public including the jazz community. The NEA encourages nominations of a broad range of men and women who have been significant to the field of jazz, through vocals, instrumental performance, creative leadership, and education. More information about the NEA Jazz Masters and how to submit a nomination for the 2019 NEA Jazz Masters is available here
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