2016 NEA Jazz Masters Concert Webcast Live

In a tribute concert at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., the National Endowment for the Arts will recognize its 2016 class of NEA Jazz Masters the highest honor the U.S. gives to a jazz musician or advocate. The performance will be webcast live, Tonight! on Monday, April 4 at 8 p.m. via arts.gov, Kennedy-Center.org, and broadcast on Sirius XM radio.


The NEA honors four individuals in 2016: vibraphonist, bandleader and educator Gary Burton; musicians’ advocate Wendy Oxenhorn; saxophonist and composer Pharoah Sanders; and saxophonist, composer and educator. Each Jazz Master receives a $25,000 grant.

The concert will be hosted by Jason Moran, pianist and Kennedy Center artistic director for Jazz, and include remarks by Jane Chu, chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts; Deborah F. Rutter, president of the Kennedy Center; as well as the 2016 NEA Jazz Masters. The concert will feature performances by NEA Jazz Masters Chick Corea, Randy Weston, and Jimmy Heath, as well as Ambrose Akinmusire, Lakecia Benjamin, Billy Harper, Stefon Harris, Justin Kauflin, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Pedrito Martinez, Jason Moran, David Murray, Linda Oh, Karriem Riggins, Roswell Rudd, and Catherine Russell.

With this new class, the NEA has honored 140 great figures in jazz.

Proud of Ted Kurland Associates and Their Artists’s Grammy Nominations

The music industry is built upon solid reputation and focused management. I have always deeply respected Ted Kurland Associates as the “Gold Standard” for artist management and representation. Ten years ago I contacted their office about ¬†wanting to meet Pat Metheny after a concert for a possible autograph and photograph. The person I spoke to at their office was cordial to me as a fan and told me exactly how to carry out that aim. Sure enough it worked just like she told me and I got my wish to meet Pat Metheny, say hello, get a photo and have him sign some mementos for me. A pivotal private moment for me as a Pat Metheny fan, one I cherish ūüôā

I  gained a strong appreciation for Ted Kurland Associates ever since that night. I saw how uniquely they manage, publicize and represent their roster of artists. I am proud to share with the readers of MusicOfOurHeart that Ted Kurland Associates and artists have accumulated the most Grammy nominations ever this year, 13 for 2013 to be precise.


I can’t think of a better tribute to Ted Kurland Associates and their artists than this achievement. I hope it yields the highest amount of Grammy Awards next year for all involved!


Keep it going Ted Kurland Associates and your extended team ūüôā

For Immediate Release

GrammyTed Kurland Associates is pleased to announce eight of our artists have earned a grand total of 13 Grammy nominations.Topping the list are the collaborations of Chick Corea and Gary Burton with three nominations, along with two more individual nominations for Corea. Arturo Sandoval also earned three nominations, followed by Pat Metheny, Ute Lemper, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ravi Coltrane, and Quetzal each garnering nominations:Best Improvised Jazz Solo
* Cross Roads –¬†Ravi Coltrane, soloist
* Hot House –¬†Gary Burton & Chick Corea, soloists
* Alice In Wonderland –¬†Chick Corea, soloist

Best Jazz Instrumental Album
* Further Explorations –¬†Chick Corea, Eddie Gomez & Paul Motian
* Hot House –¬†Chick Corea & Gary Burton
* Unity Band – Pat Metheny Unity Band

Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
* Dear Diz (Every Day I Think Of You) –¬†Arturo Sandoval

Best Latin Rock, Urban Or Alternative Album
* Imaginaries –¬†Quetzal

Best Children’s Album
* Jumpinjazz Kids РA Swinging Jungle Tale РFeaturing Al Jarreau, Hubert Laws And Dee Dee Bridgewater РJames Murray & Various Artists

Best Instrumental Composition
* Mozart Goes Dancing –¬†Chick Corea, Composer (Chick Corea & Gary Burton)

Best Instrumental Arrangement

* A Night In Tunisia (Actually An Entire Weekend!) – Wally Minko, Arranger (Arturo Sandoval)
* Salt Peanuts! (Mani Salado) – Gordon Goodwin, Arranger (Arturo Sandoval)

Classical Vocal Solo
* Paris Days, Berlin Nights –¬†Ute Lemper¬†(Stefan Malzew & Vogler Quartet)

Founded in 1975, our artists have received numerous Grammy nominations and awards. This year’s 13 nominations are the most earned in a single year in the history of the company.

Media Contact:

David Greenberg

Director of Marketing  |  TED KURLAND ASSOCIATES  |  davidg@tedkurland.com  |  1.617.254.0007

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