2016 NEA Jazz Masters: Pharoah Sanders, Gary Burton, Wendy Oxenhorn, Archie Shepp
Written by user on October 26, 2015
Archie Shepp in 2008 (Photo: Henryk Kotowski)
Last week, the NEA announced the 2016 Jazz Masters as Pharoah Sanders, Gary Burton, Wendy Oxenhorn, and Archie Shepp. It’s a wonderfully deserving set of artists and advocates.
For those unfamiliar with Oxenhorn’s work, she has tirelessly worked as an advocate supporting artists in need through her efforts with the Jazz Foundation of America. Taking the role of executive director in 2000, Oxenhorn has achieved extraordinary success with the organization, raising millions in support of …