April 3, 2017, longtime RR artist Dick Hyman will be featured during a concert in honor of the 2017 NEA Jazz Masters, held in collaboration with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, will take place as part of the National Endowment for the Arts’ Jazz Appreciation Month in April. The concert will be streamed live on the NEA, Kennedy Center, and NPR Music websites as well as SiriusXM Channel 67.
The 2017 NEA Jazzmasters include:
- Dee Dee Bridgewater – Vocalist, Producer, Broadcaster
- Ira Gitler – Author, Editor, Producer, Educator (2017 A.B. Spellman NEA Jazz Masters Award for Jazz Advocacy)
- Dave Holland – Bassist, Cellist, Composer, Bandleader
- Dick Hyman – Keyboardist, Composer, Arranger
- Dr. Lonnie Smith – Organist, Composer
March 7th, Dick Hyman celebrated his 90th birthday with a concert at the Sarasota Jazz Festival which included a new work called “Sweet Sarasota”. See photos and more from the concert via the Herald Tribune.