Jazz Foundation News & Press

2015 Apollo news:

Our very own Wendy Oxenhorn was surprised on stage with the announcement that she will be named one of the Jazz Masters in April at the National Endowment For the Arts Jazz Masters Awards Ceremony at the Kennedy Center for her service of 15 years for saving thousands of jazz and blues musicians... one musician at a time. NEA's Director of Music & Opera; Ann Meier Baker came from Washington DC to announce the news on the Apollo stage.

Read more: Wendy's Quote upon receiving news of Jazz Masters Award
Read more: Wendy Oxenhorn's bio

2015 "A Great Night In Harlem" reviews:

Keith Richards' Performance
Associated Press

Other Press stories:

Press - NBC Nightly News


"A Jazzy Life"
Well into their golden years, these musicians are still playing gigs and keeping crowds entertained, thanks to the efforts of the Jazz Foundation of America. Mara Schiavocampo reports.

Press - The New York Times 

"A Long Road Back, but Not a Lonely One"

Press - The Village Voice

"Keeping Jazz Musicians Alive"

Press -  The New York Times 

"A Displaced Jazz Musician Rebuilds in New York"

Press - Reuters

"Sweet Georgia Brown: from streets to Montreux star" 

Radio Show - "Online With Andrea"

A rare 3-hour archived radio program featuring interviews with - and the music of - legendary musicians Clark Terry, Frank Foster, Wardell Quezergue and Jimmy Norman. Co-hosted by JFA Executive Director Wendy Oxenhorn and Andrea Garrison. Also featuring Stephen Foster, Jay Griggs, Rudy Walker and Benard Ighner.







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Read about the Jazz Foundation in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Village Voice, and The People magazine.

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"I cannot even imagine the world without jazz and the blues, and I cannot imagine turning our backs on the very people who gave their lives, their life experiences, and their music to us all these years, especially now when they need us most. The Jazz Foundation is saving the music."

— Quincy Jones

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