:: NEA JAZZ IN THE SCHOOLS
NEA Jazz in the Schools is a web-based curriculum designed for high school teachers and students to explore the history of jazz, integrating that story with the sweep of social, economic, and political developments in the United States. The free, cross-disciplinary curriculum, produced in partnership with Jazz at Lincoln Center, is available online at www.neajazzintheschools.org. The units meet lesson objectives and national curriculum standards in five subject areas: U.S. history, social studies, arts education/music, civics and government, and geography. More »
:: JAZZ MASTERS LIVE!
NEA Jazz Masters Live grants support performance and educational activities featuring NEA Jazz Masters, recipients of the nation’s highest honor in jazz. The program, administered by Arts Midwest, celebrates these living legends who have made exceptional contributions to the advancement of jazz, and offers audiences the unique opportunity to share the artists’ expertise in performances, master classes, clinics, lectures, and short-term residencies. More »
:: SMITHSONIAN JAZZ ORAL HISTORY PROJECT
These transcriptions of oral histories of NEA Jazz Masters are part of the Smithsonian Jazz Oral History Program. Established by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History in 1992, the Program seized the opportunity to document more than one hundred senior jazz musicians, performers, relatives, and business associates. Each interview was conducted by a jazz authority and was recorded on digital audiotape by a professional audio engineer. The interviews average six hours in length and cover a wide range of topics including early years, initial involvement in music, generally, and jazz specifically, as well as experiences in the jazz music world, including relationships to musicians.
Nancy Wilson talks about her efforts during the Civil Rights movement (recorded December 2010)
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