The National Endowment for the Arts has announced the 2019 NEA Jazz Masters Fellowships, awarded to “individuals who have made significant contributions to the art form.” The four newest recipients of this lifetime honor are the late Bob Dorough, Abdullah Ibrahim, Maria Schneider, and Stanley Crouch, who is the recipient of the 2019 A.B. Spellman NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship for Jazz Advocacy (bestowed upon an individual who has contributed significantly to the appreciation, knowledge, and advancement of the art form of jazz). Bob Dorough passed away shortly after being notified of his Jazz Masters honor.
The 2019 recipients will be celebrated at a free tribute concert, which will take place on Monday, April 15, 2019, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., and will be streamed online.
Read more about the 2019 Fellows here.