|Media Advisory: Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Liz Auclair (NEA), firstname.lastname@example.org, 202-682-5744
Chanel P. Williams (Kennedy Center), CPWilliams@Kennedy-Center.org, 202-416-8447
NEA Jazz Masters Tribute Concert at the Kennedy Center on April 16, 2018
WHAT: National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) honors the 2018 NEA Jazz Masters at a tribute concert held in collaboration with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, hosted by Jason Moran, Kennedy Center Artistic Director for Jazz. The concert will also be available via a live webcast and audio broadcast.
The 2018 NEA Jazz Masters are:
- Todd Barkan – Club Owner, Producer, Artistic Programmer (Recipient of the 2018 A.B. Spellman NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship for Jazz Advocacy)
- Joanne Brackeen – Pianist, Composer, Educator
- Pat Metheny – Guitarist, Composer, Educator
- Dianne Reeves – Vocalist
The tribute concert will be hosted by Jason Moran and will include remarks by the 2018 NEA Jazz Masters, as well as Jane Chu, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts and Deborah F. Rutter, president of the Kennedy Center. The concert will include performances by Terri Lyne Carrington, Nir Felder, Sullivan Fortner, James Francies, Pasquale Grasso, Gilad Hekselman, Angelique Kidjo, Christian McBride, Camila Meza, NEA Jazz Master Eddie Palmieri and the Eddie Palmieri Sextet, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Antonio Sanchez, Helen Sung, and Dan Wilson.
WHEN: Monday, April 16, 2018 at 8:00 p.m.
WHERE: Kennedy Center Concert Hall (2700 F Street, NW, Washington, DC, 20566); video-streamed live on the NEA and Kennedy Center websites, as well as BMI, Kennedy Center, NPR Music, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Museum of American History, Voice of America (Mandarin, Vietnamese, Khmer, and Indonesian services), WBGO, and WPFW websites; and audio broadcast live on SiriusXM Channel 67, Real Jazz, and WPFW 89.3 FM in Washington, DC.
MEDIA RSVP: To secure admission and camera locations, crews must RSVP by Friday, April 13, 2018 at 12:00 p.m. Media are allowed to capture up to 15 minutes of the event and broadcast fewer than three minutes. A mult box will be provided for stage sound. All equipment must be self-contained.
ADDITIONAL NEA JAZZ MASTERS EVENTS
In addition to the concert, there are two other events celebrating the 2018 NEA Jazz Masters:
- NPR Listening Party with the 2018 NEA Jazz Masters on Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.
- Howard University Master Class with 2018 NEA Jazz Master Dianne Reeves on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 12:40 p.m.
More information about these events are available here.
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