11 aprile 2015


"To receive the NEA Jazz Masters award is a great and unexpected honor. I can think of many musicians who deserve this award, and won't be getting it. Luckily, I'm not one of them." Questo il commento di Carla Bley nell'apprendere del prestigioso riconoscimento ottenuto pochi giorni fa dal National Endowment for the Arts: si tratta della massima onorificenza istituzionale riservata agli artisti jazz negli Stati Uniti, assegnata per il 2015 a lei, a George Coleman, a Charles Lloyd e a Joe Segal. Uno speciale concerto con tutti loro, trasmesso anche sul web, si terrà in occasione della cerimonia di premiazione a New York il prossimo 20 aprile. Nel frattempo, felicitazioni e complimenti sono arrivati direttamente dal presidente Barack Obama.

On Monday, April 20, 2015 at 7:30pm, the National Endowment for the Arts, in partnership with Jazz at Lincoln Center, will webcast the 2015 NEA Jazz Masters Awards Ceremony & Concert in Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in New York City. The event will celebrate the lifetime achievements of the 2015 NEA Jazz Masters Carla Bley, George Coleman, Charles Lloyd, and Joe Segal. Held during Jazz Appreciation Month and hosted by jazz musician and bassist, composer, and educator Christian McBride, the evening will include brief tribute videos, remarks by the awardees about their careers and influences, and performances by current and previously named NEA Jazz Masters along with guest musicians.

http://arts.gov/honors/jazz/carla-bley
http://arts.gov/honors/jazz/2015-nea-jazz-masters-awards-ceremony-and-concert-webcast
http://tinyurl.com/obama-bley