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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For years, Carla Bley has been a prolific composer, original arranger, and boundary-pushing pianist. Now, she's a 2015 NEA Jazz Master. In this bat...

Bought by KCSM, Harford Community Radio, WICR, KJZX-Austin, WART FM and more


  • Added: Apr 29, 2015
  • Length: 03:57
  • Purchases: 10
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Three short "Moments" featuring 2014 NEA Jazz Master, Keith Jarrett. Narrated by Mark Ruffin of The Real Jazz channel on Sirius-XM, we learn about ...

Bought by KCSM, Harford Community Radio, Harford Community Radio, WICR, KJZX-Austin and more


  • Added: Dec 12, 2013
  • Length: 03:27
  • Purchases: 12
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Three short "Moments" featuring 2014 NEA Jazz Master, Jamey Aebersold. Narrated by Mark Ruffin of The Real Jazz channel on Sirius-XM, we learn abou...

Bought by KCSM, Harford Community Radio, WICR, KJZX-Austin, WART FM and more


  • Added: Dec 12, 2013
  • Length: 02:57
  • Purchases: 11
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Three short "Moments" featuring 2014 NEA Jazz Master, Anthony Braxton. Narrated by Mark Ruffin of The Real Jazz channel on Sirius-XM, we learn why ...

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  • Added: Dec 12, 2013
  • Length: 03:57
  • Purchases: 11
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Three short "Moments" featuring 2014 NEA Jazz Master, Richard Davis. Narrated by Mark Ruffin of The Real Jazz channel on Sirius-XM, we learn about ...

Bought by Harford Community Radio, KCSM, KJZX-Austin, WART FM, WUSF and more


  • Added: Dec 12, 2013
  • Length: 02:57
  • Purchases: 9
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Three more short "Moments" featuring 2013 NEA Jazz Master, EDDIE PALMIERI. In this batch, we learn about Eddie's exposure to mambo at a young age; ...

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  • Added: Jul 22, 2013
  • Length: 03:27
  • Purchases: 11
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Three more short "Moments" featuring 2013 NEA Jazz Master, Mose Allison. In this batch, we learn about Mose's move from Mississippi to NYC, his gri...

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  • Added: Jul 22, 2013
  • Length: 03:27
  • Purchases: 9
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Three more short "Moments" featuring 2013 NEA Jazz Master, Lou Donaldson. In this batch, we learn about two of Lou's hits, Whiskey Drinkin' Woman a...

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  • Added: Jul 22, 2013
  • Length: 03:56
  • Purchases: 8
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Three more short "Moments" featuring 2013 NEA Jazz Master, LORRAINE GORDON. In this batch, we learn about when Lorraine met Monk, her early days in...

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  • Added: Jul 22, 2013
  • Length: :59
  • Purchases: 8
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Three short "Moments" featuring 2013 NEA Jazz Master, EDDIE PALMIERI. Narrated by Mark Ruffin of The Real Jazz channel on Sirius-XM, we learn about...

Bought by KCSM, WICR, KJZX-Austin, WART FM, WUSF and more


  • Added: Jan 04, 2013
  • Length: 02:57
  • Purchases: 9
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Three short "Moments" featuring 2013 NEA Jazz Master, LORRAINE GORDON. Narrated by Mark Ruffin of The Real Jazz channel on Sirius-XM, we learn abou...

Bought by KCSM, KJZX-Austin, WART FM, WUSF, Harford Community Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 04, 2013
  • Length: 03:27
  • Purchases: 9
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Three short "Moments" featuring alto saxophonist and 2013 NEA Jazz Master, Lou Donaldson. Narrated by Mark Ruffin of The Real Jazz channel on Siriu...

Bought by KCSM, Harford Community Radio, KJZX-Austin, WART FM, WUSF and more


  • Added: Jan 04, 2013
  • Length: 03:27
  • Purchases: 9
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Three short "Moments" featuring 2013 NEA Jazz Master, Mose Allison. Narrated by Mark Ruffin of The Real Jazz channel on Sirius-XM, we learn about M...

Bought by KCSM, Prairie Public, Harford Community Radio, WICR, KJZX-Austin and more


  • Added: Jan 04, 2013
  • Length: 03:57
  • Purchases: 13
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3 Moments with tenor saxophonist and NEA Jazz Master Von Freeman.

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


  • Added: Apr 18, 2012
  • Length: 03:30
  • Purchases: 8

  • Added: Apr 18, 2012
  • Length: 06:26
  • Purchases: 5
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4 Moments with legendary drummer and NEA Jazz Master Jack DeJohnette

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  • Added: Apr 18, 2012
  • Length: 04:58
  • Purchases: 9
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5 Moments with vocalist and NEA Jazz Master, Sheila Jordan.

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  • Added: Apr 18, 2012
  • Length: 07:26
  • Purchases: 8
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4 "Moments" with trumpeter, flugelhornist, and advocate, Jimmy Owens.

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  • Added: Apr 18, 2012
  • Length: 05:56
  • Purchases: 8
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Five Moments with producer and 2011 NEA Jazz Master Orrin Keepnews.

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  • Added: Jul 19, 2011
  • Length: 08:29
  • Purchases: 8
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Six Moments with 2011 NEA Jazz Master, composer, and arranger Johnny Mandel.

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


  • Added: Jul 19, 2011
  • Length: 09:00
  • Purchases: 5