2022 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert
2022 Jazz Masters Tribute Concert
National Endowment For the Arts

2022 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert

Thu, Mar 31 2022 | 7:30 PM
Miner Auditorium

Free in-person tickets and online broadcast information will be announced in early 2020.

For 40 years, the National Endowment for the Arts has honored individuals for their lifetime contributions to jazz, an art form that continues to expand and find new audiences through the contributions of individuals such as the 2022 NEA Jazz Masters honorees—Stanley Clarke, Billy Hart, Cassandra Wilson, and Donald Harrison Jr., recipient of the 2022 A.B. Spellman NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship for Jazz Advocacy.

The 2022 tribute concert will take place at the SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco, California, with free tickets available for the public to reserve in February 2022. The concert will also be live streamed. More details will be available in early 2022. This will be the third year the NEA and SFJAZZ have collaborated on the tribute concert, which in 2020 and 2021 took place virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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HONORING 
Stanley Clarke bassist, composer, arranger, producer
Billy Hart drummer, educator
Cassandra Wilson vocalist, composer, guitarist
Donald Harrison, Jr. cultural activist, saxophonist, composer, educator, recipient of the 2022 A.B. Spellman NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship for Jazz Advocacy

ABOUT THE 2022 JAZZ MASTERS

Stanley Clarke

Clarke’s bass playing, introducing both melody and harmony as the basis for his soloing and rhythmic accompaniment—as well as his skill on both acoustic and electric bass—has made him one of the most influential players in modern jazz history.

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Stanley Clarke

Clarke’s bass playing, introducing both melody and harmony as the basis for his soloing and rhythmic accompaniment—as well as his skill on both acoustic and electric bass—has made him one of the most influential players in modern jazz history.

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Donald Harrison, Jr.

Recipient of the 2022 A.B. Spellman NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship for Jazz Advocacy, Donald Harrison, Jr. is known for his hard-swinging improvisational style on the saxophone and the creation of “Nouveau Swing,” a blend of jazz with R&B, hip-hop, rock, and soul. His dedication to preserving the music and culture of New Orleans, however, has been crucial to helping its important legacy survive.

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Donald Harrison, Jr.

Recipient of the 2022 A.B. Spellman NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship for Jazz Advocacy, Donald Harrison, Jr. is known for his hard-swinging improvisational style on the saxophone and the creation of “Nouveau Swing,” a blend of jazz with R&B, hip-hop, rock, and soul. His dedication to preserving the music and culture of New Orleans, however, has been crucial to helping its important legacy survive.

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Billy Hart

Hart is one of the most sought-after jazz drummers of his generation, able to perform in the straight-ahead style of Wes Montgomery as well as the avant-garde leanings of Pharoah Sanders. Hart also teaches widely—nationally and internationally—and has authored the book Jazz Drumming.

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Billy Hart

Hart is one of the most sought-after jazz drummers of his generation, able to perform in the straight-ahead style of Wes Montgomery as well as the avant-garde leanings of Pharoah Sanders. Hart also teaches widely—nationally and internationally—and has authored the book Jazz Drumming.

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Cassandra Wilson

Wilson has used her distinctive voice and fascinating arrangements of standards in not just jazz, but blues, country, and folk as well, to create a body of work that has expanded the definition of jazz.

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Cassandra Wilson

Wilson has used her distinctive voice and fascinating arrangements of standards in not just jazz, but blues, country, and folk as well, to create a body of work that has expanded the definition of jazz.

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