Jazz vocalist Sheila Jordan doesn't mind that, despite her critical acclaim, she's not a household name. "The people that respect what I do and hire me, that's all I need, you know?" she says. "I just need to keep doing this music as long as I live. " Richard Laird/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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L-R: Jack DeJohnette, Ron Carter, Sheila Jordan, Jimmy Owens. Michael G. Stewart/NEA hide caption

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The 2012 NEA Jazz Masters Awards Concert WBGO-FM

Sheila Jordan, Jack DeJohnette, Charlie Haden, Jimmy Owens and Von Freeman are honored. Watch live.

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