Philly Music Project Awards Jazz Grants

The Philadelphia Music Project, a grant-making and professional development

program funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts and administered by Settlement

Music School, announced their 2001 grant recipients.

Among the recipients who support jazz are the Annenberg Center for the

Performing Arts, Mann Center for the Performing Arts, the Philadelphia

Folklore Project, Philadelphia Fringe Festival, Relache, Strings for Schools

and the University of the Arts.

The Annenberg Center and the Mann Center received $80,000 each for the

presentation of a variety of genres of music including jazz. The

Philadelphia Folklore Project received $60,000 over two years to fund the

Women’s Traditional Music Project in which three Philadelphia masters of

Akan percussion, Khmer mohori, and Yiddish klezmer will collaborate,

perform, record and teach. The Philadelphia Fringe Festival received

$30,000 to fund seven musical presentations at the 2001 Fringe Festival

including performances by Busy McCarroll, Scrap Arts Music and John

Ferguson. Relache received $30,000 to commission and present five new works

from composers Kitty Brazelton, Shafer Mahoney, Christian Marclay, Matthew

Shipp, and Menachem Wiesenberg. Strings for Schools received $30,000 to

present the Billy Taylor Trio with jazz violinist John Blake, Jr. in

concerts and workshops. The University of the Arts received $28,000 to fund

residencies with the University Big Band.