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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 37,379

Abdullah Ibrahim

piano
born 1934

Views 36,161

Ahmad Jamal

piano
born 1930

Views 93,204

Albert "Tootie" Heath

drums
born 1935

Views 50,839

Andrew Hill

piano
born 1937 - 2007

Views 40,823

Andy Kirk

drums
born 1898 - 1992

Views 21,312

Anita O'Day

voice / vocals
born 1919 - 2006

Views 34,078

Annie Ross

voice / vocals
born 1930 - 2020

Views 24,107

Anthony Braxton

woodwinds
born 1945

Views 51,171

Archie Shepp

saxophone, tenor
born 1937

Views 52,205

Art Blakey

drums
born 1919 - 1990

Views 64,456

Art Farmer

flugelhorn
born 1928 - 1999

Views 53,902

Artie Shaw

clarinet
born 1910 - 2004

Views 35,153

Barry Harris

piano
born 1929

Views 19,418

Benny Carter

saxophone, alto
born 1907 - 2003

Views 38,900

Benny Golson

saxophone, tenor
born 1929

Views 78,768

Betty Carter

voice / vocals
born 1930 - 1998

Views 31,820

Bill Holman

saxophone, tenor
born 1927

Views 26,514

Billy Higgins

drums
born 1936 - 2001

Views 25,690

Billy Taylor

piano
born 1921 - 2010

Views 22,601

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