Jazz News NEA Announces Its 2021 Jazz Masters By Nate Chinen • Oct 21, 2020 A hard-bop stalwart. An avant-garde original. A ceiling-shattering bandleader. A bebop-obsessive broadcaster. These are some brief descriptors for the incoming class of NEA Jazz Masters, announced this morning by the National Endowment for the Arts. A Sprawling Blueprint For Protest Music, Courtesy Of The Jazz Duke By Audie Cornish, Christian McBride & Noah Caldwell • Jan 30, 2020 This story is part of American Anthem, a yearlong series on songs that rouse, unite, celebrate and call to action. Find more at NPR.org/Anthem.