Tuesday, January 11, 2011

NEA Jazz Masters Awards Ceremony and Concert tonight, live and online

Go here at 6:30 pm CST (7:30 pm EST) to watch this year's NEA Jazz Masters Awards Ceremony and Concert, streaming live from Rose Theater at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center.

This year's ceremony celebrates the lifetime achievements of Orrin Keepnews, Hubert Laws, David Liebman, Johnny Mandel, and the Marsalis Family. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and Wynton Marsalis will perform. Several of the honorees will join them, including Liebman, Laws, and the Marsalis Family. The evening will also feature video tributes to each 2011 Master.

The event will take place at Jazz at Lincoln Center and feature the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra in a program dedicated to the honorees' works. Several of the honorees will perform with the orchestra during the event. The evening also will feature video tributes to each of the honorees.

Can't watch? Listen live on Sirius XM Satellite Radio's Real Jazz Channel 70, WBGO jazz radio (NYC) on 88.3 FM or online, and at NPR Music online.

In NYC? The concert is sold out but standby tickets are available today at the JALCO box office, Broadway at 60th street, ground floor. The line begins at 6:30 p.m. If you don't get a ticket, you can watch a simulcast at Rose Hall.

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Information from www.arts.gov

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