Watch the 2022 NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert Webcast on WRTI.org
The National Endowment for the Arts will honor the 2022 NEA Jazz Masters—Stanley Clarke, Donald Harrison, Jr., Billy Hart, and Cassandra Wilson—and kick off a year-long celebration of the 40th anniversary of the program with a concert on Thursday, March 31st, 2022 at 10:30 PM ET.
Held in collaboration with SFJAZZ, you can watch the concert LIVE here:
Promotional video for the concert:
2018 NEA Jazz Master Dianne Reeves will host the concert on March 31st, which will celebrate the 2022 NEA Jazz Masters’ contributions to jazz through performances, video tributes, and remarks.
In addition, you can meet the honorees in this NEA Jazz Masters virtual conversation, available here:
The concert will feature performances by 2022 honorees Stanley Clarke, Billy Hart, and Donald Harrison, Jr. Additional performers include Jeremiah Collier, Joe Dyson, Ethan Iverson, Dan Kaufman, Salar Nader, Noriatsu Naraoka, Ruslan Sirota, Ben Street, and Mark Turner, as well as the SFJAZZ Collective—Matt Brewer, Etienne Charles, Martin Luther McCoy, Gretchen Parlato, Chris Potter, David Sanchez, Kendrick Scott, Edward Simon, and Warren Wolf—and Skylar Tang, a 16-year-old trumpeter and a member of the SFJAZZ High School All-Stars. (Performers subject to change.)
About the NEA Jazz Masters
Since 1982, the National Endowment for the Arts has awarded 165 fellowships to great figures in jazz, such as Terri Lyne Carrington, Chick Corea, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Nat Hentoff, Sheila Jordan, Charles Lloyd, Pat Metheny, Sonny Rollins, Maria Schneider, Billy Taylor, George Wein, and Nancy Wilson. The Arts Endowment’s website contains photos and bios for all of the NEA Jazz Masters, as well as archived concerts, video tributes, podcasts, and more than 350 NEA Jazz Moments audio clips. The National Endowment for the Arts has also supported the Smithsonian Jazz Oral History Program, an effort to document the lives and careers of nearly 100 NEA Jazz Masters.