This evening, Tuesday, January 11, you can can join the live webcast as the National Endowment for the Arts celebrates the lifetime achievements of the 2011 NEA Jazz Masters: Orrin Keepnews, Hubert Laws, David Liebman, Johnny Mandel, and the Marsalis family.
From 7:30 to 9:30 pm, the webcast will be coming fromthe Rose Auditorium at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Featuring the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra in a program dedicated to the honorees' works. The evening includes live and video tributes to each of the honorees and performances by some of the 2011 NEA Jazz Masters.
Join the NEA on Twitter! Follow them at @NEAarts and look for the hashtag #NEAJazz. Don't forget to share your comments on the broadcast pages during the webcasts.
For profiles, video tributes, and audio interviews of the NEA Jazz Masters, please see the Jazz Masters section of the website.
The National Endowment for the Arts was established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government. To date, the NEA has awarded more than $4 billion to support artistic excellence, creativity, and innovation for the benefit of individuals and communities. The NEA extends its work through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector.