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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George Benson describes how he got a recording contract when he was nine years old.

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


  • Added: Apr 22, 2009
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 5

  • Added: Apr 22, 2009
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 5

  • Added: Apr 22, 2009
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 4

  • Added: Apr 21, 2009
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 4
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George Benson gets his first big break when Jack McDuff invites him to audition.

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


  • Added: Apr 21, 2009
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 7
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NEA Jazz Master George Benson on his own version of Miles Davis' "So What"

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


  • Added: Apr 21, 2009
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 4

  • Added: Apr 16, 2009
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 6
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NEA Jazz Master Snooky Young on his unique name and his start in music.

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


  • Added: Dec 30, 2008
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 5
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NEA Jazz Master Snooky Young is still playing, after all these years.

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  • Added: Dec 30, 2008
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 6
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NEA Jazz Master Snooky Young discusses his craft and his solo in "Uptown Blues."

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


  • Added: Dec 30, 2008
  • Length: 02:30
  • Purchases: 4
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In 1967, NEA Jazz Master Snooky Young chose to play in the The Tonight Show band.

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


  • Added: Dec 30, 2008
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Toots Thielemans composed one of his best compositions in 1962. Bluesette!

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  • Added: Dec 16, 2008
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 6

  • Added: Dec 16, 2008
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 6
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NEA Jazz Master Snooky Young is arrested, falsely.

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  • Added: Dec 01, 2008
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 7
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NEA Jazz Master and Trumpeter Snooky Young Meets Louis Armstrong.

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  • Added: Dec 01, 2008
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 10
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NEA Jazz Master Toots Thielemans on embracing New York City's 52nd Street

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  • Added: Oct 16, 2008
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 7
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NEA Jazz Master Dave Brubeck on the Power of Music and Exchange.

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  • Added: Apr 02, 2008
  • Length: 01:29
  • Purchases: 15
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Dave Brubeck reflects on the importance of jazz and foreign relations

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  • Added: Apr 02, 2008
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 18
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Dave Brubeck on the importance of Cultural Exchange

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  • Added: Apr 02, 2008
  • Length: 01:59
  • Purchases: 17
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Jazz Master Dave Brubeck on US Jazz Ambassadors of the 1950s

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


  • Added: Apr 02, 2008
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 17