2020 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert
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2020 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert

If you missed the August 20th live broadcast of the 2020 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert, you can watch the full concert at arts.gov.

WATCH CONCERT

The National Endowment for the Arts, in collaboration with SFJAZZ, will host a special online-only concert in honor of the 2020 NEA Jazz Masters—Dorthaan KirkBobby McFerrinRoscoe Mitchell, and Reggie Workman. 2017 NEA Jazz Master Dee Dee Bridgewater will host this premier event coordinated by Music Director, drummer, and composer Terri Lyne Carrington, which will include performances by acclaimed jazz musicians—including honorees McFerrin, Mitchell, and Workman—recorded from locations around the country. 

The concert will feature remarks by the 2020 NEA Jazz Masters, as well as Chairman Mary Anne Carter and Randall Kline, Founder and Executive Artistic Director of SFJAZZ. In addition to the musician honorees, performers include Ambrose Akinmusire, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Terri Lyne Carrington, James Carter, Gerald Clayton, Vincent Davis, Lisa Fischer, Morgan Guerin, Oliver Lake, Christian McBride, Jevon McFerrin, Madison McFerrin, Taylor McFerrin, Kanoa Mendenhall, Junius Paul, and Steve Turre, as well as the SFJAZZ High School All-Stars.

Meet The Jazz Masters
Virtual Reception + Q&A Session
Immediately following the 2020 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert, join an in-depth discussion with honorees Dorthaan Kirk, Bobby McFerrin, Roscoe Mitchell, and Reggie Workman, hosted by SFJAZZ Founder & Executive Artistic Director Randall Kline. This live event will include an interactive Q&A session, in which the online audience, through the broadcast's YouTube chat, will be able to ask questions to the 2020 NEA Jazz Masters.

An archive of the concert will be available following the event at arts.gov

Honoring
Bobby McFerrin vocalist, composer, conductor, & educator
Roscoe Mitchell saxophonist, composer, & educator
Reggie Workman bassist, composer, educator, & producer
Dorthaan Kirk jazz advocate

ABOUT THE NEA JAZZ MASTERS
Since 1982, the National Endowment for the Arts has awarded 157 fellowships to great figures in jazz, including Ella Fitzgerald, Sonny Rollins, Dianne Reeves, Miles Davis, Chick Corea, and George Wein. The NEA’s website features resources and content about them, including video biographies, and tribute concert videos, podcasts, and more than 350 NEA Jazz Moments audio clips.

For more information about the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters, visit arts.gov/honors/jazz.

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Born out of the COVID-19 crisis as a way to support musicians in need and to keep SFJAZZ strong for the future, Fridays at Five is a new membership-based online series that brings people closer to the music through engaging hour-long broadcasts of exclusive SFJAZZ Center concerts that stream every Friday at 5 PM PT. Conceived to create a unique shared experience, each event features real-time chats with artists, jazz fans, and SFJAZZ Members. Upcoming concerts include 2018 NEA Jazz Master Dianne Reeves (8/21), Wayne Shorter Celebration (8/28), 2017 NEA Jazz Master Dee Dee Bridgewater (9/4) & more!

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