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2014 NEA Jazz Masters Awards Ceremony & Concert, Part 3

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2014 NEA Jazz Masters Jamey Aebersold, Anthony Braxton, Richard Davis, and Keith Jarrett were honored at the NEA Jazz Masters Awards Ceremony & Concert at Lincoln Center on January 13, 2014. Hosted by Wynton Marsalis and Soledad O'Brien, the event included 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. This segment's speakers included NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Owens on 2014 honoree Richard Davis, Richard Davis on his career and major influences, Kenny Barron reading letter from NEA Jazz Master George Wein on 2014 honoree Keith Jarrett, and Jarrett on improvisation. Performances included a Richard Davis improvised solo, and renditions of Kenny Dorham's "Blue Bossa," Jarrett's "Memories of Tomorrow," and Jimmy Heath's "New Picture."