2021 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert

2021 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert

If you missed the April 22nd live broadcast of the 2021 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert, you can watch the full concert at arts.gov.

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ABOUT THE BROADCAST
The National Endowment for the Arts, in collaboration with SFJAZZ, will host a special free online-only concert in honor of the 2021 NEA Jazz Masters—Terri Lyne CarringtonAlbert "Tootie" HeathHenry Threadgill, and Phil Schaap. 2017 NEA Jazz Master Dee Dee Bridgewater and actor Delroy Lindo will co-host this event, featuring recorded performances and tributes by acclaimed jazz musicians from all over the world including from iconic venues like Preservation Hall in New Orleans, and The Village Vanguard in New York. The Second Gentleman of the United States Douglas Emhoff will also provide opening remarks, discussing his personal connections to jazz and the art form’s connections to our nation’s past, present, and future.

With music director Miguel Zenón, the concert will include performances by NEA Jazz Masters Wynton Marsalis and Jason Marsalis (2011) and Dianne Reeves (2018), as well as Obed CalvaireAvishai CohenRoman FiliuVince GiordanoChristopher HoffmanJoe LovanoPedrito MartinezLinda May Han OhDan NimmerDanilo PérezDavid VirellesLizz Wright, and the SFJAZZ High School All Stars

The event will also include video testimonials from NEA Jazz Masters Herbie Hancock (2004), Charles Lloyd (2015), and Wayne Shorter (1998), as well as Jon FaddisMichelle KinneyJason Moran, and James Mtume.

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

HONORING
Terri Lyne Carrington drummer, composer, educator & producer
Albert "Tootie" Heath percussionist, educator
Henry Threadgill saxophonist, flautist, composer
Phil Schaap archivist, educator, historian, and jazz radio host, recipient of the 2021 A.B. Spellman NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship for Jazz Advocacy

MEET THE JAZZ MASTERS
w/ the 2021 NEA Jazz Masters and SFJAZZ Founder & Executive Artistic Director Randall Kline
Online Discussion • 6–7 PM PT (9–10 PM ET)

Immediately following the 2021 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert, join an in-depth discussion with the honorees, hosted by SFJAZZ Founder & Executive Artistic Director Randall Kline.

ABOUT THE NEA JAZZ MASTERS
Since 1982, the National Endowment for the Arts has awarded 161 fellowships to great figures in jazz, including Ella Fitzgerald, Sonny Rollins, Dianne Reeves, Miles Davis, Chick Corea, and George Wein. The Arts Endowment’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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Get Access To Weekly Online Concerts & More!

BECOME AN SFJAZZ DIGITAL MEMBER

From the greatest jazz hall in the world straight to your living room, SFJAZZ Digital membership provides exclusive access to our weekly archival online series 'Fridays At Five' and more, including great savings on livestream and on-demand concerts. Featuring multi-camera HD video and state-of-the-art remastered audio, each fully immersive digital concert offering connects you to the music, to the musicians, and to the feeling of experiencing live music at SFJAZZ. This Friday, April 23rd at 5PM PT, the NEA celebration continues with an exclusive 'Fridays At Five' broadcast featuring the Sun Ra Arkestra, filmed in 2017 at the SFJAZZ Center. Tune in by joining for just $5 per month, or $50 annually.

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