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Allen Toussaint
Allen Toussaint
2012 National Medal of Arts

Carol Fran
Carol Fran
2013 National Heritage Fellowship

New Orleans and Louisiana musicians and artists who have received
awards from the National Endowment for the Arts
NEA National Medal of Arts Recipients
when
who
about
1991
Kitty Carlisle Hart Actress, singer, arts advocate from New Orleans
1998
Antoine "Fats" Domino New Orleans R&B pianist, singer and songwriter
2003
Buddy Guy Blues musician from Lettsworth, Louisiana
2005
Wynton Marsalis Jazz musician and composer from New Orleans, LA
2006
Preservation Hall Jazz Band Traditional jazz band from New Orleans, LA
2010
Van Cliburn Classical pianist from Shreveport, Louisiana
2012
Ernest Gaines Author and teacher from Oscar, Louisiana
2012
Allen Toussaint New Orleans R&B musician, songwriter, producer
NEA National Heritage Fellowship Recipients
when
who
about
1982
Dewey Balfa Cajun musician from Bayou Grand Louis, Louisiana
1984
Clifton Chenier Zydeco musician from Opelousas, LA
1986
Alphonse "Bois Sec" Ardoin Cajun musician from Duralde, Louisiana
1986
Canray Fontenot Cajun musician from l'Anse des Rougeaux, LA
1987
Allison "Tootie" Montana Mardi Gras Indian Chief from New Orleans
1991
Irván Pérez Isleno (Canary Island) singer from Poydras, LA
1992
Marc Savoy Cajun musician & accordion maker from Eunice, LA
1993
Inez Catalon French Creole singer from Kaplan, LA
1994
D.L. Menard Cajun musician and songwriter from Erath, LA
2001
Wilson "Boozoo" Chavis Zydeco music pioneer from Dog Hill, LA
2002
Luderin Darbone Cajun musician co-founded The Hackberry Ramblers
2002
Edwin Duhon Cajun musician co-founded The Hackberry Ramblers
2005
Michael Doucet Cajun musician and founder/leader of BeauSoleil
2006
Henry Gray Blues piano player and singer from Kenner, LA
2006
Treme Brass Band Traditional jazz brass band from New Orleans
2008
Dr. Michael White Jazz musician and bandleader from New Orleans
2009
"Queen" Ida Guillory Zydeco musician from Lake Charles, Louisiana
2011
Bo Dollis Mardi Gras Indian Chief with The Wild Magnolias
2013
Carol Fran Swamp blues singer and pianist from Lafayette, LA
NEA Jazz Masters Fellowship Recipients
when
who
about
1991
Danny Barker Jazz musician, composer, and historian
2006
John Levy Jazz bassist and artist manager
2011
Ellis Marsalis, Jr. Jazz musician and educator
2011
Branford Marsalis Jazz musician, composer, and bandleader
2011
Wynton Marsalis Pulitzer Prize winning jazz musician and composer
2011
Delfeayo Marsalis Jazz trombonist and record producer
2011
Jason Marsalis Jazz percussionist, composer, and bandleader
National Endowment for the Arts Notes:

The 2012 National Medal of Arts ceremony will take place at the White House on July 10, 2013.

The 2013 National Heritage Fellowship awards presentation will take place at the Library of Congress on September 25, 2013. The 2013 2013 National Heritage Fellowship concert takes place on September 27th.


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