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Jazz Musicians: NEA Jazz Masters

NEA Jazz Master The NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship is the highest honor that the United States bestows on jazz artists. Each year since 1982, the program has elevated to its ranks a select number of living legends who have made exceptional contributions to the advancement of jazz. Learn more about the NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship at arts.gov.


Abbey Lincoln

voice / vocals
born 1930 - 2010

Views 36,221

Abdullah Ibrahim

piano
born 1934

Views 35,265

Ahmad Jamal

piano
born 1930

Views 90,862

Albert "Tootie" Heath

drums
born 1935

Views 49,988

Andrew Hill

piano
born 1937 - 2007

Views 39,236

Andy Kirk

composer/conductor
born 1898 - 1992

Views 20,535

Anita O'Day

voice / vocals
born 1919 - 2006

Views 33,068

Annie Ross

voice / vocals
born 1930 - 2020

Views 23,256

Anthony Braxton

woodwinds
born 1945

Views 49,476

Archie Shepp

saxophone, tenor
born 1937

Views 50,428

Art Blakey

drums
born 1919 - 1990

Views 63,018

Art Farmer

flugelhorn
born 1928 - 1999

Views 52,596

Artie Shaw

clarinet
born 1910 - 2004

Views 33,866

Barry Harris

piano
born 1929

Views 18,830

Benny Carter

saxophone, alto
born 1907 - 2003

Views 37,266

Benny Golson

saxophone, tenor
born 1929

Views 77,300

Betty Carter

voice / vocals
born 1930 - 1998

Views 30,597

Bill Holman

saxophone, tenor
born 1927

Views 25,704

Billy Higgins

drums
born 1936 - 2001

Views 25,086

Billy Taylor

piano
born 1921 - 2010

Views 21,815

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