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Jazz Coalition to Support Artists During the Crisis

Jazz Coalition is a new collective of industry professionals, musicians, fans, and supporters who hope to identify the needs of the global jazz and improvisational music communities and strategize responses, solutions, and opportunities that help alleviate their current difficulties. 

They are creating a commission fund open to artists from all around the world that will provide financial support for the commission and creation of new works.

Nominated by Jazz Coalition members and selected by a jury of their peers, artists will receive a $1000 grant towards the creation of new works. Recipients will be featured on the Jazz Coalition website and social media networks and mentioned in the collective's announcements. Once public assembly restrictions are lifted, grantees will also have the opportunity to perform their new works at venues that have partnered with the collective.

With an inaugural alliance of nearly 300 members - including jazz industry professionals, musicians and supporters - they have an immediate goal to raise funds to commission jazz artists worldwide. In a short time, they have raised enough money to award $1,000 commissions to 50 grantees. And with your support, they aim to award another 50 jazz musicians.

For more information, please check out the Jazz Coalition website.

Music fans or professionals can support the fund in two ways:

  • Become a Jazz Coalition Member. Click HERE, contribute a $100 minimum donation, and fill out the membership form
  • Or click HERE to donate any amount you are able to.  

Find below the list of artists the Jazz Coalition Commission Fund Awardees 2020:

Aaron Myers
Aaron Parks
Alexa Tarantino
Alfredo Colon
Amir ElSaffar
Amirtha Kidambi
Anthony Wilson
Ashley Henry
Ben Lamar Gay
Ben Williams
Bertha Hope
Brandee Younger
Brandon Ross
Camila Meza
Camille Thurman
Chris Morrissey
Christian Sands
Christine Jensen
David Torkanowsky
Dayme Arocena
DJ Logic
Dred Scott
Elio Villafranca
Greg Ward
Herlin Riley
Jaimie Branch
James Brandon Lewis
James Carter
Jazzmeia Horn
Joel Ross
John Santos
Johnathan Blake
Jon Cowherd
Jon Hassell
Kate Gentile
Lakecia Benjamin
Linda May Han Oh
Melissa Aldana
Mino Cinélu
Monnette Sudler
Nduduzo Makhathini
Orrin Evans
Rio Sakairi
Roy Nathanson
Sara Serpa
Shabaka Hutchings
Tarus Mateen
Tim Berne
Vincent Herring
Wallace Roney Jr.
Wayne Horvitz

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