NEA plans to webcast jazz concert
On Tuesday night, the National Endowment for the Arts, will broadcast the ceremony and concert of the 2011 NEA Jazz Masters on its website.
The ceremony will take place at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York but the NEAhttp://www.nea.gov/ website is providing live video streaming. The event is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.and can be accessed through arts.gov.
The awards, the country's highest recognition of jazz, will be given to Hubert Laws, David Liebman, Johnny Mandel and the Marsalis Family. The Marsalis congregation includes Ellis Marsalis, Jr., Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, Delfeayo Marsalis and Jason Marsalis.
Also a special award for jazz advocacy, named for author, poet and former NEA official A.B. Spellman, is going to Orrin Keepnews, the producer and co-founder of Riverside Records.
The concert will also be aired on Sirius XM Satellite Radio's Real Jazz Channel 70, WBGO radio or wbgo.org and at National Public Radio music.
The evening will also include a performance by vocalist Roberta Gambarini and others in honor of the Jazz Masters who died last year: Hank Jones, Abbey Lincoln, Billy Taylor and James Moody.
| January 7, 2011; 10:00 AM ET
Categories: Jacqueline Trescott, Jazz, National Endowment for the Arts | Tags: David Liebman, Hubert Laws, Jazz Masters, Jazz Masters concert, Johnny Mandel, Marsalis Family, National Endowment for the Arts
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