30th anniversary of nation’s highest honor in jazz
Washington, DC – The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) today announced the recipients of the 2012 NEA Jazz Masters Award-the nation’s highest honor in jazz. The five recipients will receive a one-time award of $25,000 and be publicly honored at the annual awards ceremony and concert, produced by Jazz at Lincoln Center at its home, Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City.
With this class, the NEA is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the NEA Jazz Masters Awards, which recognizes outstanding musicians for their lifetime achievements and significant contributions to the development and performance of jazz. Continue reading