NEA Jazz Master Award and Ceremony 2014

Congratulations Richard!

Yesterday, Monday, January 14, 2014, Richard Davis was inducted into the Jazz Masters Hall of Fame. Monday night, live from Lincoln Center, the National Endowment for the Arts awarded four musicians and jazz advocates with the highest honor America bestows on Jazz musicians. The articles below capture details about the lifetime achievement award, and Richard’s reception of it. Please take a look !
Video documentary by NEA:

UW Press Release

NEA Press Release 

Wisconsin State Journal 


Copy of the webcast from the NEA Awards Ceremony:

Young Bassist Featured in Local Paper

September 25, 2013

Helena Colins-Gavitt, 2013 RDYB Conference attendee is honored in her local paper! Congratulations to this young bass ambassador! Full Article Available here!

Daniel Chmielinski – TV appearance

July 19, 2013

Notable conference alumni, current Julliard undergraduate, Daniel Chmielinski made a television appearance this morning with his jazz combo. Dan is one of the first (and possibly only so far) students to have attended the conference for 16 years! Now with a successful career in New York, Dan is a very important part of the RDYB Bass family. Congratulations Dan!

Richard Davis 2014 NEA Jazz Master

June 1, 2013

Professor Richard Davis is publicly announced as an NEA Jazz Master for lifetime achievement, the highest honor given by the United States for recognition of outstanding lifetime contributions to the advancement of Jazz Arts. See Full NEA Feature Profile Here . Congratulations, Richard! JazzMastersPosterRev