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Watch the 2021 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert Webcast Here!

Philadelphia native Albert "Tootie" Heath is one of four NEA Jazz Masters being honored this year.

WRTI is proud to share this year’s NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert that took place on Thursday, April 22nd. NEA Jazz Master Dee Dee Bridgewater (2017) and actor Delroy Lindo co-hosted the 2021 presentation, with opening remarks from the Second Gentleman of the United States, Doug Emhoff.

This concert, presented by the National Endowment for the Arts, in collaboration with SFJAZZ, celebrates this year’s NEA Jazz MastersTerri Lyne Carrington, Albert “Tootie” Heath, Henry Threadgill, and Phil Schaap.?

This virtual tribute, with music director Miguel Zenon at the helm, will include recorded performances from NEA Jazz Masters Wynton and Jason Marsalis (2011), and Dianne Reeves (2018). Other participants include Obed Calvaire, Avishai Cohen, Joe Lovano, Lizz Wright, the SFJAZZ High School All Stars, and many others. There will also be video testimonials from previous honorees including Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter.?

Watch it here!


Maureen began her radio career at WRTI in 1999 while studying broadcasting at Temple University. Determined to make it in the entertainment industry, she took advantage of all the creative opportunities presented to her at WRTI - she hosted the overnight jazz broadcasts through her entire college career, she was an arts and culture reporter, and she soaked up the jazz biz from her many WRTI mentors.