Jim Hall

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12/1/2003
NEA Jazz Masters 2 CD Set In Stores 1/20/04
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The Endowment has collaborated with the Verve Music Group on a commemorative two-CD set of recordings, released by Verve Records on January 20, 2004. The deluxe-package set contains two and a half hours of music by 28 NEA Jazz Masters, including Count Basie, Dave Brubeck, Miles Davis, Roy Eldridge, Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Anita O'Day, Sonny Rollins, Sarah Vaughan and Nancy Wilson, and includes liner notes by 2004 NEA Jazz Master Nat Hentoff.

The new touring component of the NEA Jazz Masters program is intended to bring NEA Jazz Masters to all 50 states. The Endowment has already secured the co-operation of venues in more than a dozen states and the District of Columbia: American Jazz Museum, Kansas City, MO; Artists Collective, Inc., Hartford, CT; Cityfolk, Dayton, OH; Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA; Cuyahoga Community College Foundation (Tri-C JazzFest), Cleveland, OH; Earshot Jazz Society of Seattle, Seattle, WA; Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Burlington, VT; Manchester Craftsmen's Guild, Pittsburgh, PA; Miami-Dade College, Miami, FL; National Black Arts Festival, Atlanta, GA; Newark Public Radio, Inc./WBGO-FM, Newark, NJ; New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Society, New Orleans, LA; Outpost Productions, Inc., Albuquerque, NM; San Francisco Jazz Organization (aka Jazz in the City), San Francisco, CA; Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, Washington, DC; and University Musical Society, Ann Arbor, MI.

For more information go to the NEA Jazz Masters page...
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