Herb Alpert Foundation Funds ASCAP Young Jazz Composer Awards
Awards renamed in honor of the musician
The ASCAP Foundation Young Jazz Composers Awards (an annual program for jazz composers) has received a major, multi-year financial commitment from the Herb Alpert Foundation. According to a press release, “To honor that commitment, the program, established in 2002, has been renamed the Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards. Selection of the winning scores is made by a panel of leading ASCAP jazz composer members. The winners receive cash awards. Original compositions are considered. Guidelines for the Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Awards program are posted on the ASCAP Foundation website.
The Herb Alpert Foundation is a non-profit, private foundation established in the early 1980s that makes annual contributions to a range of programs in the fields of arts, arts education and compassion and well being.