Jamey Aebersold Biography
We are proud to announce Jamey as a recipient of the 2014 National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master Award, the nation's highest honor in jazz. Jamey Aebersold is the recipient of the 2014 A.B. Spellman NEA Jazz Masters Award for Jazz Advocacy, which is bestowed upon an individual who has contributed significantly to the appreciation, knowledge, and advancement of the art form of jazz. For more information, please visit the NEA Website.
Jamey Aebersold was born July 21, 1939, in New Albany, Indiana. He
attended college at Indiana University and graduated in 1962 with a
Masters Degree in Saxophone. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of
Music by Indiana University in 1992. He also plays piano, bass and
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