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CMA Announces 10 Grants to Jazz Ensembles

Thirty-eight U.S.-based ensembles and presenters in all receive support

Darrell Grant
Steve Lehman
Chris Dingman

Chamber Music America (CMA) has announced the recipients of its 35th annual grant program, supporting community-based residencies and the composition of new works. CMA will distribute a total of $557,000 to 38 ensembles and presenters in 18 states through three of its major grant programs: Residency Partnership, Classical Commissioning and New Jazz Works: Commissioning and Ensemble Development. The grantees were selected this spring by independent review panels of musicians and presenters.

Ten of this year’s 38 recipients are composer-led jazz ensembles, which were selected from among 167 applicants. The grantees will receive a total of $230,000 for the creation and performance of new works. The program also funds activities that extend the life of the commissioned work and that allow the ensemble leader to acquire or increase career-related business skills.

The jazz recipients are as follows.


Kyle Bruckmann’s Wrack (Oakland, CA)

Kyle Bruckmann, composer/oboe/English horn; Jason Stein, bass clarinet; Darren Johnston, trumpet; Jeb Bishop, trombone; Jen Clare Paulson, viola; Anton Hatwich, bass; Timothy Daisy, percussion

Frank Carlberg Quartet (Brooklyn, NY)

Frank Carlberg, composer/piano; Christine Correa, voice; John O’Gallagher, saxophones; John Hébert, bass; Michael Sarin, drum set

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