The National Endowment for the Arts' Jazz Masters Fellowship is the highest honor that the United States bestows on jazz artists. In 2015 and 2017, 1504 traveled across the country to produce these tribute films and created the edits with a mix of on-camera interview, archival material and other present-day footage
The 2017 Jazz Masters inductees were Dr. Lonnie Smith, Dick Hyman, Dave Holland, and Ira Gitler. These short bio-films were screened at the awards ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
The 2015 Jazz Masters inductees were Carla Bley, George Coleman, Charles Lloyd, and Joe Segal. These short bio-films were screened at the awards ceremony at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City.
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Directors: Tyler Jones, Nick Michael
Executive Producer: Eugenia Han (Jazz at Lincoln Center), Don Ball (NEA)
Editors: Tyler Jones, Nick Michael, Mark Slagle, Rachel Ashley, Chris Parks
Sound Engineer: Eric Chapman, Symmetric Sound
Camera Operators: Collin Diederich, Tyler Jones, Olivia Merrion, Mark Slagle, Elle Wildhagen, Rachel Ashley, John Picklap, Kathleen Flynn, Chris Parks
Interviewer: Josephine Reed (NEA)