http://www.livestream.com/neajazzmasters/video?clipId=pla_507a95ec-094b-4226-ae62-d1c0e7f5ed2d&utm_source=lslibrary&utm_medium=ui-thumb (click link for the full presentation on NPR stream)
National Endowment for the Arts recognized its 2013 class of Jazz Masters on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. The honor is the highest federally supported award for jazz artistry; those recognized receive a $25,000 grant and a tribute performance.
The class of 2013 included alto saxophonist, Lou Donaldson,Village Vanguard classic Jazz club owner,Lorraine Gordon,Pianist/Songwriter, Mose Allison and Latin Jazz icon Eddie Palmieri. In addition to the grant, NEA awardees are also invited to live performances and educational programs across the country. “Hanging” with the 86-year-old Lou Donaldson, were the 86-year-old Jimmy Heath and electrifying drummer, Roy Haynes(87). On hand as the house-band during the award ceremonies were previous NEA jazz masters recipients, Ron Carter Bass, Jimmy Cobb on drums and Pianist Kenny Barron.