NEA Jazz Masters

NEA Jazz Masters

NEA Jazz Masters
  • BENNY GOLSON - The Whisper Not Tour (Art Farmer, Curtis Fuller, Jon Hendricks)


    A legend in every sense of the word, Benny Golson is one of a few jazzmen whose achievements as a composer equal his accomplishments as a saxophonist. This performance features far more than just the genius of Golson. Performing alongside Benny in this timeless...

  • RON CARTER, ART FARMER, Cedar Walton and Billy Higgins: Live at Sweet Basil

    Watch the full concert of RON CARTER and ART FARMER at Sweet Basil in New York City!

    Featuring Cedar Walton on piano and Billy Higgins on drums, this performance includes songs by Ron Carter and Art Farmer, as well as rare interviews with the musicians.

    🎵 Concert Setlist:
    0:00 - It's About Time...


    ANTONIO CARLOS JOBIM: AN ALL-STAR TRIBUTE featuring Herbie Hancock, Shirley Horn, Tom Jobim, Joe Henderson, Ron Carter, Jon Hendricks, Gal Costa, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, and others.

    0:00 - Intro speech
    1:59 - Once I Loved (Shirley Horn)
    9:23 - Agua de Beber [The Waters of March] (Gonzalo Rub...

  • DIZZY GILLESPIE: A Night in Chicago

    Filmed live in Chicago, this performance showcases the trumpet-playing legend as the complete entertainer. The Founding Father of BeBop plays, sings and scats, dances and jokes with a joy and exuberance that light up the stage.

    "Dizzy's infectious joy and irreverent humor made him a living symbo...

  • HERBIE HANCOCK TRIO: Hurricane! (with Ron Carter & Billy Cobham)

    Three masters explore their roots and capture the full spectrum of the art of jazz...a display of lyrical sensuality and sizzling pyrotechnics.

    HERBIE HANCOCK has developed a unique and versatile piano style and influenced all of pop music. Both he and Ron Carter were members of the legendary Mi...

  • JIMMY SMITH: It's All Right With Me

    Jazz organist and NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Smith playing "Midnight Special", a rarely seen live performance from 1980.

    Jimmy Smith - organ
    Herman Riley - tenor sax
    Ray Crawford - guitar
    Kenny Dixon - drums

    🎵 Concert Setlist:
    00:00 - Intro
    02:09 - Organ Grinder Swing
    04:51 - It's All ...

  • Freddie Hubbard "One Of A Kind"

    Trumpet player Freddie Hubbard cemented a powerful reputation as a bebop and hard-bop player, but is also famous for playing on some of the most influential albums of the post bop era. Hubbard played the mellophone and trumpet working under local legends Wes and Monk Montgomery, before moving to ...

  • DIANNE REEVES: Everything Must Change

    Jazz singer Dianne Reeves is one of the preeminent Jazz vocalists alive today. Carrying the legendary torch of Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan, the NEA Jazz Master Dianne Reeves embodies the long Jazz tradition while remaining distinctive and original.

    In this classic performance from the DVD...

  • JON HENDRICKS: It's Sand, Man!

    A fully restored film and remastered audio concert performance of the NEA Jazz Master vocalist Jon Hendricks. Recorded live on a soundstage in Hollywood in 1980 for international television. One of the very first productions recorded in stereo.

    Jon Hendricks - Vocals
    Judith Hendric...


    With a unique vocal style that blends elements of R&B, Jazz, pop, blues, soul, cabaret and gospel, Nancy Wilson simply prefers to be called a "song stylist."

    Her accolades are many. Throughout the years, the public, the critics, and her peers have rewarded her with great praise, numerous awards ...

  • JOE WILLIAMS with GEORGE SHEARING: A Song Is Born (full concert)

    Whether it's the blues, romantic ballads or contemporary music, Joe Williams has attained fame as a singer's singer. Performing with legendary jazz pianist George Shearing, this is a rare dream collaboration of two music giants. Hotter and cooler than ever, and at the peak of their musical powers...

  • LOUIE BELLSON and His Big Band (feat. Michael & Randy Brecker, Gil Goldstein)

    We are proud to present a superb live concert performance, recorded with eight cameras, of the Louie Bellson Big Band, where Louie Bellson lends his talents as leader, time keeper, soloist, composer and arranger.

    Louie Bellson, the inventor of the two bass-drum kit, is famous for his memorable p...

  • KENNY BURRELL (with Ernie Andrews) - Moon And Sand

    A unique performances by NEA jazz master guitarist Kenny Burrell and jazz vocalist Ernie Andrews from the TV Series Ad Lib.

    Kenneth Earl Burrell (born July 31, 1931) is an American jazz guitarist known for his work on numerous top jazz labels: Prestige, Blue Note, Verve, CTI, Muse, and Concord. ...

  • DIANNE REEVES: Star Child

    This video features the fabulous one of the big names in the world of jazz, NEA Jazz Master singer Dianne Reeves and one of the most requested flute player, James Newton, and master koto player, who's able to unite Japanese classic music and jazz, mr Allan Iwohara.

    🎵 Concert Setlist:
    00:00 - Int...

  • 40 Years of MJQ (Modern Jazz Quartet - JOHN LEWIS, PERCY HEATH, MILT JACKSON)

    This exclusive presentation of the Modern Jazz Quartet's fortieth anniversary concert presents the signature sounds that have ensured the group's lasting legacy in the history of music. Filmed live in Stuttgart, Germany, the Quartet is accompanied by the lush sound of a full string orchestra.


  • GIL EVANS Orchestra (feat Michael & Randy Brecker, Billy Cobham, Mike Manieri)

    Arkadia Concerts and V.I.E.W. Video are proud to present this exclusive fully restored film and remastered audio concert performance of the Gil Evans Orchestra, recorded live from Switzerland. Evan's trademark leadership of this star-studded big band has resulted in a video of rare quality and sp...

  • Dorothy Donegan, plus Snooky Young & Tonight Show All-Stars, Mary Davis

    NEA Jazz Master Snooky Young and the Tonight Show All-Stars are featured in this particular episode with the well-known Broadway Musical 'Ain't Misbehavin', starring Mary Davis. Also featured in this show is the NEA Jazz Master pianist Dorothy Donegan.

    🎵 Concert Setlist:
    00:00 - Intro by Phil Mo...

  • Blues & Ballads: A 1hr Special - OC Smith, Freda Payne, Dianne Reeves & others

    🎵 Concert Setlist:
    00:00 - Intro
    01:25 - OC Smith - Stormy Monday
    07:29 - Phil Moore interviews OC Smith
    07:54 - OC Smith - How Deep Is The Ocean
    12:50 - Freda Payne - New York, New York
    16:05 - Freda Payne - Someone That I Used To Love
    21:07 - Freda Payne - I Cried For You
    24:52 - Phil Moore int...