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Concerts

Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra Concert Season in Washington, DC
 

NEA Jazz Masters Concert 

August 20, 2020, 8 p.m. EDT

Watch the concert video via this page or on YouTube.

On August 20 we celebrated the 2020 NEA Jazz Masters Class in a tribute concert broadcast from San Francisco at SFJazz. This concert honored Dorthaan Kirk (A.B. Spellman Jazz Masters Fellowship for Jazz Advocacy), vocalist Bobby McFerrin, saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell and bassist Reggie Workman.

Also please visit our jazz oral history page to learn more about our effort to document the lives and careers of nearly 100 NEA Jazz Masters.


Smithsonian Jazz is made possible through leadership support from:

The LeRoy Neiman Foundation

The Argus Fund

The Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation
founding donor of the Jazz Appreciation Month endowment

David C. Frederick and Sophia Lynn

Goldman Sachs

The John Hammond Performance Series Endowment Fund