Four Jazz Artists Among Pew Fellowship Recipients
Philadelphia artists receive $60,000 awards
Thirteen artists from the Philadelphia area will receive $60,000 awards this year from the Pew Center for Arts & Heritage through Pew Fellowships in the Arts (PFA). Among them are four musicians associated with jazz: trombonist Daniel Blacksberg, Sun Ra Arkestra mainstay Marshall Allen, pianist/composer Matthew Mitchell and saxophonist/composer Greg Osby.
According to a press release, “The 2012 Pew Fellows, seven of whom are first-time applicants to the program, were chosen in recognition of their extraordinary artistic achievements and the potential to use the fellowship to advance their work. Each of these “no-strings attached” $60,000 fellowships are granted over a one- to two-year period.
The complete list of 2012 Pew Fellows in the Arts is:
· Deron Albright
· Marshall Allen
instrumentalist, composer, and bandleader
· Daniel Blacksberg
trombonist and composer
· Alex Da Corte
· Meg Foley
· Matthew Mitchell
pianist and composer
· Dan Murphy and Anthony Smyrski
· Greg Osby
saxophonist and composer
· Jumatatu Poe
· Catie Rosemurgy
· Kevin Varrone
· Lori Waselchuk
For the complete list of 2012 Pew Fellows in the Arts and full artist descriptions, as well as lists of this year’s panelists and evaluators, visit Pew Fellowships.