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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 36,626

Abdullah Ibrahim

piano
born 1934

Views 35,603

Ahmad Jamal

piano
born 1930

Views 91,408

Albert "Tootie" Heath

drums
born 1935

Views 50,541

Andrew Hill

piano
born 1937 - 2007

Views 39,598

Andy Kirk

drums
born 1898 - 1992

Views 20,936

Anita O'Day

voice / vocals
born 1919 - 2006

Views 33,389

Annie Ross

voice / vocals
born 1930 - 2020

Views 23,427

Anthony Braxton

woodwinds
born 1945

Views 50,323

Archie Shepp

saxophone, tenor
born 1937

Views 51,410

Art Blakey

drums
born 1919 - 1990

Views 63,625

Art Farmer

flugelhorn
born 1928 - 1999

Views 53,046

Artie Shaw

clarinet
born 1910 - 2004

Views 34,612

Barry Harris

piano
born 1929

Views 19,038

Benny Carter

saxophone, alto
born 1907 - 2003

Views 37,522

Benny Golson

saxophone, tenor
born 1929

Views 77,782

Betty Carter

voice / vocals
born 1930 - 1998

Views 31,221

Bill Holman

saxophone, tenor
born 1927

Views 26,106

Billy Higgins

drums
born 1936 - 2001

Views 25,299

Billy Taylor

piano
born 1921 - 2010

Views 22,073

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