Jazz Masters Moments

Series produced by National Endowment for the Arts

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NEA Jazz Masters Moments highlight the jazz greats honored through the NEA Jazz Masters, a comprehensive program of jazz support.

NEA Jazz Masters Moments highlight the jazz greats honored through the NEA Jazz Masters, a comprehensive program of jazz support that includes the NEA Jazz Masters Award, an NEA Jazz Masters tour with performances and educational activities, radio programming, a compilation CD, educational resources, and publications and reports. Nearly 100 radio segments feature eighteen NEA Jazz Masters, providing musical samples, historical information, and first-person anecdotes designed to give listeners added insight into the artists and their art.

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130 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Three Moments featuring trumpeter, bandleader, and 2011 NEA Jazz Master, Wynton Marsalis.

Bought by WART FM, WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, and WNCU


  • Added: Jul 19, 2011
  • Length: 04:29
  • Purchases: 5
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Two Moments featuring 2011 NEA Jazz Master Jason Marsalis

Bought by WART FM, WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, Delmarva Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jul 19, 2011
  • Length: 07:29
  • Purchases: 6
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Four Jazz Moments featuring flutist and 2011 NEA Jazz Master, Hubert Laws.

Bought by WART FM, WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, Delmarva Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jul 19, 2011
  • Length: 06:28
  • Purchases: 6
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Four short pieces with and about the man behind the Marsalis musicianship, 2011 NEA Jazz Master Ellis Marsalis.

Bought by WART FM, WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, and WNCU


  • Added: Jul 19, 2011
  • Length: 07:29
  • Purchases: 5
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Three short pieces featuring trombonist and 2011 NEA Jazz Master Delfeayo Marsalis.

Bought by WUSF, KVSC, and WNCU


  • Added: Jul 19, 2011
  • Length: 03:58
  • Purchases: 3
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Five short pieces featuring 2011 NEA Jazz Master Dave Liebman.

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, and Delmarva Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 19, 2011
  • Length: 06:59
  • Purchases: 4
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Three short pieces featuring 2011 NEA Jazz Master Branford Marsalis.

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, KBEM, Delmarva Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jul 19, 2011
  • Length: 04:28
  • Purchases: 7
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NEA Jazz Master Yusef Lateef on Joining Dizzy's Big Band; Finding One's Voice; Lifetime Student; and Musical Beginnings.

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, KBEM, Delmarva Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 19, 2010
  • Length: 05:29
  • Purchases: 7
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NEA Jazz Master Muhal Richard on Rejecting Categories; Chicago; Composing; Early Influences; Early Band; Founding AACM; and Listening Habits.

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, KBEM, Delmarva Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 19, 2010
  • Length: 07:56
  • Purchases: 6
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NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron on Hearing Coltrane Live; Improvisation; Yusef Lateef; and Moving to NYC.

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, KBEM, Delmarva Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 19, 2010
  • Length: 04:59
  • Purchases: 6
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NEA Jazz Master George Avakian on "Discovering this strange music"; Wrong Microphone incident; Most Important Accomplishment; Revolutionizing the L...

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, KBEM, and Delmarva Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 19, 2010
  • Length: 07:57
  • Purchases: 5
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NEA Jazz Master Cedar Walton on Mosaic; His Early Influences; Remembering Arriving in NYC and College Education.

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, KBEM, and Delmarva Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 19, 2010
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 5
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NEA Jazz Master Bobby Hutcherson on Connecting tot he Audiences; Quotes Eric Dolphy; First Performance; Milt Jackson rock the boat; and Pee Wee Mar...

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KCSM, KVSC, KBEM and more


  • Added: Jan 19, 2010
  • Length: 06:59
  • Purchases: 8
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NEA Jazz Master Annie Ross on The Contest that Launched Her Career; Being Raised in Hollywood; Working with Lambert and Hendricks; Recording "Singi...

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, KBEM, Delmarva Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 19, 2010
  • Length: 08:30
  • Purchases: 6
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NEA Jazz Master Bill Holman on Writing for Stan Kenton; Dangers of Success; Starting his own Big Band; Changes to his Arrangement; and Composing

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, KBEM, and Delmarva Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 19, 2010
  • Length: 07:57
  • Purchases: 5
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FOR MORE THAN 50 YEARS, NEA JAZZ MASTER DAVE BRUBECK HAS TRAVELED THE WORLD, FORGING RELATIONSHIPS THROUGH MUSIC. HE’S BEEN ONE OF AMERICA’S BEST ...

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, KBEM, Delmarva Public Radio and more


  • Added: Dec 07, 2009
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 6
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NEA Jazz Master Quincy Jones on Jazz Family; Jazz Mentors; Hamps Band; Boulanger; Cultural Exchange and Jazz Ambassadors

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, KBEM, Delmarva Public Radio and more


  • Added: Dec 07, 2009
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 6
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NEA Jazz Master Toots Thielemans on Portablity of Harmonica and Audiences.

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, KBEM, and Delmarva Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 04, 2009
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 5
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NEA Jazz Master Lee Konitz on Early Inspiration; Alto Verses Tenor; Spontaneous Improvision; His Sound; and Sideman Mentality.

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, Delmarva Public Radio, KBEM and more


  • Added: Dec 04, 2009
  • Length: 06:30
  • Purchases: 6
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NEA Jazz Master Rudy VanGelder on Recording Start; Alfred Lion; Hackensack Home; Englewood Cliffs; and Rudy's Goal.

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, KBEM, and Delmarva Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 04, 2009
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 5