3 days left to nominate Maestro Marshall Allen !

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3 days left to nominate Maestro Marshall Allen !

REMINDER ... REMINDER ... REMINDER ... POSTMARK DEADLINE IS JANUARY 24th !!

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----- Original Message ----- From: "Margaret Davis" musicmargaret@earthlink.net To: SATURN@NIC.SURFNET.NL Sent: Monday, November 11, 2002 12:58 PM Subject: It's time again to nominate Maestro Marshall Allen !

From the Web site of the National Endowment for the Arts, http://arts.endow.gov/guide/Jazzmasters02.html :

American Jazz Masters Fellowships

The National Endowment for the Arts recognizes the importance of jazz as a truly American art form and seeks to increase awareness of our jazz heritage and encourage its perpetuation.

As part of its efforts to honor, assist, encourage, and present those artists and forms of artistic expression and practice that reflect the many cultural traditions that make up our nation, the Arts Endowment annually awards up to three one-time-only American Jazz Masters Fellowships. These fellowships are for distinguished jazz artists who have made a significant contribution to the art form.

The selection criteria are excellence and significance of the contribution to the jazz art form in the African- American tradition.

This fellowship category is not open to application. Fellowships are awarded to living artists on the basis of nominations from the public including the jazz community. The recipients must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Posthumous fellowships will not be awarded.

Each fellowship award is $2O,OOO.

How to Submit a Nomination

Nominations may be made by submitting a one-page letter that details the reasons that the nominated artist should receive an American Jazz Masters Fellowship. Describe the nominee's contributions and explain why this individual deserves national recognition. Include with your nomination letter a resume or a short biography that outlines the career of the nominated artist.

An individual may submit only one nomination in each round of American Jazz Masters Fellowships. No one may nominate him/herself.

Deadline for Nominations

Nominations must be postmarked no later than January 24, 2OO3. Grant awards will be announced in the fall of 2OO3.

Send your nomination to:

American Jazz Masters Fellowships National Endowment for the Arts Nancy Hanks Center 11OO Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Room 7O3 Washington, DC 2O5O6-OOO1

Phone: 2O2/ 682-5438

Review of Nominations

Once a nomination has been submitted to the Arts Endowment, it is reviewed by an advisory panel of jazz experts and at least one knowledgeable layperson. Panel recommendations are forwarded to the National Council on the Arts. The Council sends to the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts those nominations that it recommends for funding. The Chairman reviews the Council's recommendations and makes the final decision on all grant awards.

Nominations remain active for five years. The nominee will be reviewed annually during this period.

National Endowment for the Arts American Jazz Masters winners, 1982-2OO2

1982: Roy Eldridge, Dizzy Gillespie, Sun Ra 1983: Count Basie, Kenneth Clarke, Sonny Rollins 1984: Ornette Coleman, Miles Davis, Max Roach 1985: Gil Evans, Ella Fitzgerald, Jonathan "Jo" Jones 1986: Benny Carter, Dexter Gordon, Teddy Wilson 1987: Cleo Patra Brown, Melba Liston, Jay McShann 1988: Art Blakey, Lionel Hampton, Billy Taylor 1989: Barry Harris, Hank Jones, Sarah Vaughan 199O: George Russell, Cecil Taylor, Gerald Wilson 1991: Danny Barker, Buck Clayton, Andy Kirk, Clark Terry 1992: Betty Carter, Dorothy Donegan, Harry "Sweets" Edison 1993: Milt Hinton, Jon Hendricks, Joe Williams 1994: Louie Bellson, Ahmad Jamal, Carmen McRae 1995: Ray Brown, Roy Haynes, Horace Silver 1996: Tommy Flanagan, J.J. Johnson, Benny Golson 1997: Billy Higgins, Milt Jackson, Anita O'Day 1998: Ron Carter, James Moody, Wayne Shorter 1999: Dave Brubeck, Art Farmer, Joe Henderson 2OOO: David Baker, Donald Byrd, Marian McPartland 2OO1: John Lewis, Jackie McLean, Randy Weston 2OO2: Frank Foster, Percy Heath, McCoy Tyner

Notice concerning delivery of First-Class and Priority mail

The delivery of First-Class mail to the Arts Endowment has been delayed since mid-October 2OO1 and delays are expected to continue for the foreseeable future. Until normal mail service resumes, please consider using alternative delivery services, particularly if you are sending time-sensitive material.

Some or all of the First-Class and Priority mail we receive may be put through an irradiation process to protect against biological contamination. Please be advised that support material (e.g., CDs, videos, slides, etc.) put through this process is suffering irreversible damage. If you are sending this kind of material, we encourage you to consider using alternate delivery services. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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See you at Maxwell's!

2O grandly, Margaret Davis, Editor & Publisher, "Art Attack!," the publication for & about liberation musicians in NYC (& beyond), on the Web at http://www.jazznewyork.org.

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