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On April 3, 2017, the National Endowment for the Arts celebrated the 2017 NEA Jazz Masters with a tribute concert at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The 2017 honorees are Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ira Gitler, Dave Holland, Dick Hyman, and Dr. Lonnie Smith. Musicians ranging from NEA Jazz Master Lee Konitz and renowned vocalist Dianne Reeves, to Hammond B-3 artist Matthew Whitaker (a 15-year-old protégé of Dr. Lonnie Smith) performed.